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25 killed, 32 wounded in Sar-i-Pul clashes

25 killed, 32 wounded in Sar-i-Pul clashes

Aug 21, 2016 - 18:11

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): At least 41 Talibaninfo-icon militants and 16 security forces suffered causalities in clashes during the past 24 hours in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor said on Sunday.

Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban militants stormed from four sides Masjad Sabz, Topkhan and Gozar localities of the district.

In the ensuing clashes, 16 rebels were killed, including two notorious commanders Mullahinfo-icon Jaber and Qari Omar and another 25 were wounded, the governor said. He also confirmed the killing of nine security personnel and injuries to another seven during the clash.

Meanwhile, Sayeed Asadullah Danish, deputy head of the provincial council, said they were deputy concerned about the insecurity in the province. He said they had repeatedly asked the government to send more security forces to the province, but no attention was paid.

Another provincial council member Asadullah Khuram said dozens of families had been displaced due to insecurity. 

However, the Taliban rejected they suffered causalities in clashes with security forces and claimed capturing three check-posts in Sancharak district.



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