2 commanders among 8 Taliban killed in Ghazni clash
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two commanders were among eight Taliban militants killed during an overnight clash with local police personnel in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, the provincial police headquarters said in a statement on Saturday.
The statement said the rebels stormed Afghan Local Police (ALP) posts in the district, sparking a gun-battle that left eight attackers, including two commanders namely Mullah Hafiz and Mullah Nasir, dead. Another three attackers were wounded.
The police statement said two corpses of the militants and two jerry cans filled with explosives were also confiscated by the security forces in the area.
A resident of Gilan district, Khan Mohammad, confirmed the overnight night clash. He said they heard firing from heavy and light weapons, but had no information about casualties.
The Taliban also confirmed the clash, with the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, confirming the death of only one fighter and injuries to two others. He said the police had also suffered casualties during the firefight.
But the Ghazni police headquarters in the statement said the security forces escaped unharmed during the clash.
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