4 Taliban, 1 ANA soldier killed in Faryab clash
SHIBERGHAN/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Four Taliban militants and an Afghan soldier have been killed in northern Faryab province and elsewhere a blast injured a district police chief in western Ghor province, officials said on Saturday.
The four militants and the Afghan National Army soldier were killed during clashes in Sherin Tagab district of Faryab and seven more rebels were injured, police spokesman, Abdul Karim Yorosh, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The clashes erupted in Dasht-i-Faizabad area on Friday when night insurgents attacked security forces who were busy establishing new check-posts in the area, he said.
Yorosh said after the killing of Faryab’s deputy police chief during construction of the new posts in Dasti Faizabad, reinforcements arrived in the area and the clashes continued until Saturday morning.
He said one Afghan National Armey (ANA) soldier was killed and two others and as many policemen were wounded in the clash.
However, a local official, who wished to go unnamed, said two ANA were burnt to death inside an ambulance after being attacked.
He said two policemen were also shot dead during the clash. He said the Taliban also suffered causalities but had no exact figures.
The Taliban have not yet commented about the Dasti Faizabad clash.
In Ghor, the police chief for Tonali district was injured along with a bodyguard in a roadside bombing that ripped through their vehicle on Saturday morning.
Col. Adul Hadi Chel Ghori, the provincial crime investigation department head, said the district police chief, 2nd lieutenant Dr. Zikrya, was on his way to the district centre when came under attack.
Dr. Mohammad Arif Lalzada, the provincial hospital head, confirmed the district police chief and his bodyguard in injured condition to the hospital. He said the two were in stable condition.
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