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Insurgents attack Batikot district in Nangarhar

Insurgents attack Batikot district in Nangarhar

Dec 04, 2012 - 19:13

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Insurgent launched an attack on Batikot district headquarters on Tuesday evening in the eastern province of Nangarhar and the gun battle was still going on, an official said.

The clash erupted at about 6 pm when militants attacked the district building from three different  directions, the administrative head of the town, Mirza Mohammad Nasrat told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Some rockets and mortar shells landed on nearby houses, he said but did not reveal details about civilian casualties.

However, a witness Afsar Khan, said three civilians were seriously injured when a shell landed on their house.

A Talibaninfo-icon local commander Khalid said 28 Taliban fighters were involved in the attack.

According to a security officer, who spoke on anonymity, Afghan National Army soldiers arrived at the scene and the situation was undercontrol   



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