5 police among 10 killed as Taliban seize check-post, pick-ups
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five policemen and as many militants have been killed during a clash in the Deh Raud district of central Uruzgan province, an official said ON Wednesday.
The clash took place on Tuesday nightwhen a large number of militants stormed police posts in Agah Sahib Hill, the district police chief, Haji Niaz, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said five policemen were killed and sixth wounded in the attack. Five militants were also killed and several others injured in retaliatory fire, he added. The bodies of the slain fighters are still lying at the scene.
Police forces have left their security post and the militants seized two Ranger pick-ups and some ammunition, Niaz said.
Provincial acting police chief, Col. Mohammad Akbar, confirmed the attacksthe security post’s capture by the guerrillas.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack and said six policemen had been killed and many others wounded.
He said two pick-ups, a car, two motorcycles and some ammunition had also been seized by the attackers. But Mujahid did not comment on militant casualties.
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