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Police among 8 killed in Helmand clashes

Police among 8 killed in Helmand clashes

Mar 04, 2013 - 14:36

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Three policemen and five militants were killed in a clash during a poppy-eradication campaign in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. 

The near-simultaneous gunbattles erupted late on Sunday in Nad Ali, Nawa and Marja districts, as well as Tarkha Nawar area of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

He confided to Pajhwok Afghan News three policemen were killed and six others wounded in Nawa and Marja districts. The gunbattle, lasting several hours, left five assailants dead.

One local policeman was killed, the Marja district chief, Mohammad Fahim Musazai, said without giving details. The rebels also suffered causalities, he claimed. 



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