A dozen insurgents perish in Khost firefight: Police
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 12 Taliban fighters were killed and scores wounded during a clash in the Bak district of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, an official said.
The gun battle took place after militants stormed a police check-post in Chinargai locality, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the attack was repulsed by the security forces and heavy causalities were inflicted on the insurgents during the five-hour fire fight early in the morning.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed seven policemen were killed and four others wounded in the clash. He confirmed the loss of only two Taliban and injuries to three others.
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