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3 rebels killed, 18 held in Logar clash

3 rebels killed, 18 held in Logar clash

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Apr 28, 2014 - 15:33

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three militants were killed and 18 others, including their commander, detained after a fierce gun battle with Afghan security forces in central Logar province on Monday, an official said.

Col. Abdul Wali Tofan Tarki, deputy provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a fierce clash occurred between security forces and rebels in Kaji area at around 10:00am on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alm, the provincial capital.

“A police patrolling vehicle came under militants fire, which followed by fire fight. Three militants were killed on the spot while 18 others, including Mullahinfo-icon Matin, Talibaninfo-icon commander, have been arrested,” Tarki added.

The detained insurgents were being interrogated, he said, adding that police and civilians remained unhurt during the three-hour long clash.

Gulab Jan, a local of the area, said fierce fight between Afghan security forces and militants forced people to stay in their homes for hours.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

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