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Five militants killed in Nuristan clash

Five militants killed in Nuristan clash

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Jan 12, 2013 - 15:00

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): Five militants were killed and three others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday afternoon on the outskirts of the district, provincial police chief, Col. Ghulam Rasul Nuristani, told Pajhwok Afghan New.

He said the insurgents’ bodies were still lying at the scene. A policeman was also wounded and evacuated to hospital, where his condition is said stable. Police also seized a large quantity of ammunitions.

But a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said only three fighters were wounded in the clash. Without giving specific figures, he claimed inflicting heavy casualties on police.

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