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8 Taliban killed in Uruzgan clash: police chief

8 Taliban killed in Uruzgan clash: police chief

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Apr 21, 2017 - 15:01

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eight Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed after they stormed a security post in the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday.

The rebels attacked a security post in Sola area of Tirinkot yesterday, sparking a gun-battle with security forces, in which eight attackers were killed, Uruzgan police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangarai told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the dead rebels included one commander. Three dead bodies of the attackers remained on the scene, the police chief added.

Meanwhile, security officials said an operation was ongoing in Kotwal area of the provincial capital. The offensive is aimed at driving the Taliban from the area.

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