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6 police, 5 Taliban dead in Farah clashes

6 police, 5 Taliban dead in Farah clashes

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Apr 16, 2016 - 17:23

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen and five Talibaninfo-icon have been killed during separate clashes in Pushtrud district and Bala Buluk districts of western Farah province, sources said on Saturday.

Ghasuddin, the Pushtrud town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban rebels staged attacks on police posts in Shahr-i-Khuna, Nawbahar and Mullahinfo-icon Aman areas of the district yesterday.

In the ensuing clash, he said, five Taliban attackers and one policeman were killed and seven Taliban gunmen were wounded. He said the clash stretched into Saturday morning and the rebels had retreated from the areas.

Also on Saturday evening, a large number of militants attacked police posts in Kansak area of Bala Buluk district and the ensuing clash continued throughout the night.

Security officials refused to comment on the clash, but the provincial council chief, Farid Bakhtawar, said six policemen had been killed and another two wounded in the attack. He also said the rebels had overrun two police posts in the area.

The public representative had no information about Taliban casualties in the Kansak battle, but said the firefight came to an end on Saturday morning.

Abdul Jabbar Shaeq, a doctor at the civil hospital in Farah City, said they had been delivered three dead bodies of policemen and one injured policeman to the hospital.

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