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ANA soldiers among 6 dead in Farah clashes

ANA soldiers among 6 dead in Farah clashes

Aug 31, 2016 - 14:45

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many militants have been killed during clashes in the Bala Balok district of western Farah province, officials said on Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, commander of the 207th Zafar Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels launched attacks on army posts in Khazar area on Tuesday night.

He said three ANA soldiers and five Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in the attack that was still ongoing.A Taliban commander was also among the dead, he added.

Mahmood, a resident of Khwaja Khazar area, said the Taliban had captured two ANA posts in the area. He was unaware about casualties, but heard about the killing of 19 soldiers.

The clash was still ongoing and the Farah-Farah Rod road was blocked as result, he continued.

On the other hand, Taliban claimed killing 20 ANA soldiers and capturing their base. They confirmed only three militants were killed and five others injured in the attack.



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