38 police, 65 Taliban dead in Charchinu clashes
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said at least 38 policemen and 65 Taliban fighters were killed during three days of clashes in Charchinu district of central Uruzgan province.
Wali Dad, the Charchinu police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News if reinforcements did not reach the district it would soon fall to insurgents.
He said at least 38 policemen were killed and 40 more wounded after the insurgents attacked the district centre three nights back. At least 65 Taliban fighters were killed and 27 more wounded in the ensuing clashes, he added.
He said the police were in dire condition and needed assistance from the province officials, adding that the Taliban had blocked all roads, including the main route connecting the district with the provincial capital, Tirinkot.
He said no assistance had reached them yet, despite regular request, adding that the reinforcements should reach there through air.
Dost Mohammad Nayab, Uruzgan governor’s spokesman, said efforts were on by the provincial administration to deliver assistance and reinforcements.
Taliban insurgents have yet commented in this regard.
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