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4 rebels dead, 9 hurt in Jawzjan clashes

4 rebels dead, 9 hurt in Jawzjan clashes

Aug 27, 2016 - 15:58

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five militants were killed and 10 others wounded during a clash in Muradian and Qush Tapa districts of northern Jawzjan province early on Saturday, officials said.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed police check-posts in the Jangal Aregh locality of Muradian district, but security forces repelled their attacks effectively without suffering causalities.

Two assailants were killed and seven others wounded in the early morning clash. Among the dead were Mullahinfo-icon Ahmad Dastyar and Maulviinfo-icon Ahmad Shah, the insurgent deputy shadow governor for Jawzjan.

One civilian was also wounded when a bullet landed and hit him. The residents of locality transferred the injured person to the hospital.

Separately, two more Talibaninfo-icon were killed and as many wounded during an overnight firefight in the Qush Tapa district, Deputy Police Chief Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi said.

“The gun battle erupted when a security official who was bringing food for his colleagues from another unit of security forces trapped in militants’ ambush,” he said.

Khashi said one security official also wounded during the clash who was in better conditions.

Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed two security officials were killed in the overnight clash in Qush Tapa and their weapons were captured.

He said the Taliban overran two check-posts in Jangal Aregh locality of Muradian and captured three fighters of the local uprising groups.

But Khashi rejected Taliban claim and said the area was in the control of security forces and no posts had been captured by the Taliban.



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