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Casualties as police, Taliban clash in Lashkargah

Casualties as police, Taliban clash in Lashkargah

May 19, 2013 - 12:34

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Two Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed and five policemen injured during a clash in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, on Sunday, an official said.

The clash broke out in Gudar area after a group of armed rebels attacked a police post in the area, injuring five cops, the governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two attackers were killed and  as many injured when the police returned fire, he said.

Resident Abdul Khaliq said the clash lasted 30 minutes, with both side using small and heavy weapons.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf confirmed the death of one fighter, saying seven policemen were killed and their post destroyed in the Mukhtar Camp area.


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