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Faryab clash leaves 3 insurgents dead

Faryab clash leaves 3 insurgents dead

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May 16, 2014 - 12:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Officials say in western Faryab province said on Friday three militants, including a prominent commander, had been killed in a clash with security forces in Khwaja Sabzposh district.

Col. Izzatullah Sangramal, the district police chief, said the predawn clash erupted at 1.30am when a group of insurgents tried to attack a police post in Yousaf Ali area. The rebels also planted a bomb on the road leading to the Provincial Council chief’s residence.

In the ensuing clash, police shot dead three Talibaninfo-icon, including one commander, known as Sakhi Laat. The bodies of the commander and one of his accomplices were lying at the scene, he added.

Khal Mohammad, a resident of the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News: "Sakhi Laat did not spare anyone, government officials or civilians."

Another resident, Lal Mohammad, complained he could not go to work because of the militant commander. "He always wielded a large knife and slaughtered people like animals..."

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