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Soldier among 6 dead in ongoing Zabul firefights

Soldier among 6 dead in ongoing Zabul firefights

Dec 23, 2015 - 16:21

QALAT (Pajhwok): A clash erupted after the fighters attacked security checkpoints in southern Zabul province on Wednesday, inflicting casualties on both sides.

The ongoing gunbattle was triggered by Talibaninfo-icon attacks on checkpoints of Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) in Musazai and Abdul Rauf Qala areas of Shah Joi district.

The administrative head of the district told Pajhwok Afghan ANA soldier and five insurgents were killed and two policemen wounded in the clashes.

However, a security source said two ANA soldiers and a policeman were killed and two other soldiers wounded in the firefight.

The clash started at around 6am and could be heard in southern part of the district bazaar, said a resident of the district, Mohammad Anwar.


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