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Security personnel among 19 dead in Kamdesh battle

Security personnel among 19 dead in Kamdesh battle

Sep 12, 2015 - 16:02

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Talibaninfo-icon, three security personneland a civilian have been killed during a clash in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Saturday.

The ongoing clash erupted on Friday when the Taliban attacked the checkpoints in Kamdesh district, the governor’s spokesman, Musa Shami, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Air support was provided to police last night when 15 insurgents were killed and a dozen others wounded. Some civilians were also injured, he said.

An official of the 201st Selab Military Corps said on condition of anonymity 21 militants were killed as a result of airstrikes by Afghan forces in the district.

Provincial Council Chairman Eng. Sadullah Paindazai said the Taliban fighters attacked the district centre from five directions on Friday.

Three security personnel and one civilian were killed. Thirteen other people, including some policemen, sustained injuries in the attacks, he said, adding Taliban also sustained injuries.

The road to the district had been blocked over the past few years and the security personnel had been provided logistic support by air, he said,Kabulinfo-icon to increase the number of security personnel there.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed 21 security personnel suffered casualties in the attacks. He acknowledged the death of only two fighters and injuries to two others.




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