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8 soldiers wounded in Badghis clash

8 soldiers wounded in Badghis clash

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Nov 22, 2013 - 14:58

HEART CITY (PANinfo-icon): At least nine security personnel were wounded during a clash with militants in the Bala Murghab district of western Badghis province, an official said on Friday.

The overnight incident took place when militants attacked an Afghan National Army (ANA) convoy in the Akazi village of the district, the governor’s spokesman said.

Mirwais Mirzakwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that eight ANA soldiers and a policeman were injured in the incident. The wounded were in stable condition.

But an official, who did not want to be named, said two security personnel were also killed in the firefight. Militants also suffered casualties, he added, without giving exact figures.

But Col. Najibullah Najibi, the 207th Zafar Military Corps spokesman, said the supply convoy had reached Bala Murghab unharmed.

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