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13 Ghazni uprising members killed in Taliban attack

13 Ghazni uprising members killed in Taliban attack

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Apr 19, 2013 - 10:37

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Thirteen members of a anti-Talibaninfo-icon militia were killed in an attack by the Taliban fighters in the militancy-plagued Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.

The incident took place in Gandaeer area early on Friday when the insurgents stormed their checkpoint at a time when the public uprising members were asleep, the district chief, Qasam Desiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The attackers also seized their weapons and a vehicle.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying 15 members of the uprising were killed and their 19 guns and a vehicle confiscated.

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