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Shadow district chiefs among 13 rebels killed

Shadow district chiefs among 13 rebels killed

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Oct 10, 2013 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Thirteen Talibaninfo-icon insurgents, including their two shadow district chiefs, were killed during a gun-battle with security forces in the Gizab district of central Uruzgan province, an official said.

The clash broke out two days ago when armed rebels stormed police check-posts in the town, police spokesman Farid Ayel told Pajhwok Afghan News.

In the ensuing clash that continued until late on Wednesday, more than a dozen attackers, including two shadow districts chiefs --one for Gizab and another for Kajran district of Daikundi province -- were killed, he said.

On Wednesday, Gizab police chief Agha Lalai said four policemen had also been killed during the clash and five others wounded.

But the Taliban acknowledged the death of only one fighter and injuries to two others. Their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed a large number of government forces were killed and wounded.

In eastern Kunar province, four Pakistani militants were killed when a motor shell went off in their possession, a spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps, Maj. Haroon Yousufzai, said.

In southern Kandahar province, an Afghan Local Police member shot dead his colleague and his brother in Arghandab district and fled.

The district chief, Shah Mohammad Ahmadi, said the incident took place in the Marjan area.

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