22 policemen dead in Taliban attack on Tirinkot posts
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Both security personnel and Taliban have suffered casualties during a firefight in the capital of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Friday.
The three-hour battle erupted on Thursday evening when the militants stormed security checkpoints in the Charamgar area on the outskirts of Tirinkot.
Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of security personnel and attackers had suffered casualties.
He did not give specific casualty figures, but provincial council chairman Abdul Karim Khadimzai said 22 policemen had been killed and 11 others wounded in the Taliban attack.
Nine police officials have been missing in the wake of the fierce clash, according to the public representative, who said a brother of the Afghan Local Police commander for Uruzgan had also gone missing.
On the other hand, local security official revealed the ALP commander himself had been killed in the overnight gunbattle that began at 7pm and ended at 10pm.
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