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Commander among 4 rebels killed in Farah clash

Commander among 4 rebels killed in Farah clash

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May 30, 2014 - 15:26

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Four Talibaninfo-icon militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed during a clash with police in western Farah province, a statement from the provincial police headquarters said on Friday.

The clash occurred in the Balablok district on Thursday night, when the police attacked a group of insurgents following an intelligence report, the statement said, quoting Mohammad Razzaq Yaqubi, the provincial police chief.

Mullahinfo-icon Nani, a leading rebel commander, was among the four killed as a result of the clash that left a fourth insurgent injured. Their bodies had been transferred to the Farah Civil Hospital.

Yaqubi said police recovered Kalashnikovs and a car from the militants and hoped security in the province would improve following the killing of Nani and the three other insurgents.

He said the slain rebels were involved in roadside bomb and gun attacks against police and other security forces.

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