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8 Taliban killed, 10 wounded in Logar firefight

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8 Taliban killed, 10 wounded in Logar firefight

Jun 16, 2016 - 20:19

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and 10 others wounded during an early morning clash with security forces in central Logar province on Thursday, police said.

Logar deputy police chief Col. Nisar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents attacked Sari Sang security post on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, at about 4am.

He said the ensuing clash lasted an hour and resulted in the killing of eight attackers and injuring of 10 more. He said the security forces and civilians stayed unhurt during the firefight.

Abdulrahimzai said the security forces also confiscated one vehicle, one rocket launcher, one Kalashnikov and two walkie-talkies from the attackers.

Mohammad Nasir, a resident of Alwizo area, where the clash took place, said: “A fierce clash broke out after sehri (pre-dawn meal) and then no one could sleep due to fear.”

He had no information about casualties in the clash, but said the cross firing broke window-glasses at many homes.

The Taliban have said nothing about the clash, but their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on his Twitter page claimed the fighters had inflicted casualties  on Afghan National Army troops in Barak-i-Barak district of Logar.

Local officials in Logar say nearly 40 Taliban militants have been killed during the past one week in various areas of the province and scores of others wounded.



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