More than a dozen including police dead in Uruzgan clash
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Six policemen and seven Taliban militants have been killed during a clash in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday.
Charchino district police chief, Wali Dad, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the militants stormed a security post in the Regi area of the district on Friday night.
He said six policemen and seven attackers were killed and five policemen and 11 insurgents wounded in the encounter.
“Clashes have been ongoing for several days in the district, but we are using all our resources to ensure security,” the police official said.
Amanullah Hotaki, former provincial council head and resident of the district, confirmed the clashes.Both had sides suffered casualties, he said, without giving specific figures.
“The insurgents, sneaking form Helmand province, launch attacks on security forces here. The situation is very bad,” Hotaki said, asking the government to pay attention to improving security of the district, which might fall to Taliban.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadiclaimed responsibility for the attack and said all seven policemen manning the security post were killed.He said the militants suffered no casualties.
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