3 ANA soldiers among 13 dead in Takhar gun battles
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 10 Taliban fighters were killed in a clash in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province on Sunday, an official said.
Police spokesman Col. Abdul Khalil Aser told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents staged predawn attacks on military check-posts at around 3:00am.
He said 10 rebels, including their commander Mullah Shakir, were killed in counterattacks by ANA soldiers. The clash was still underway in the area, the plice official added.
Shamsuddin, a resident of locality, confirmed the fighting was still underway between the Taliban and security forces in Pul-i-Momin neighbourhood.
Four months back, the Taliban captured Khwaja Ghar district, but security forces took wrested it back after three days.
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