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23 rebels, 4 security personnel killed in Kunduz fighting

23 rebels, 4 security personnel killed in Kunduz fighting

Jan 21, 2015 - 13:23

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Militants have been targetting a security base over the past three days in the Imaminfo-icon Sahib district of northeastern Kunduz province, officials said on Thursday.

District head Imamuddin Quraishi told Pajhwok Afghan News 23 militants including their four commanders had been killed during clashes with security personnel in Tashguzar area.

He added four army and local police personnel were also killed in the firefights that left six policemen and 10 insurgents injured.

But Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the militants had overrun four check posts during the attacks and killed 13 security personnel.

The fighters had also seized weapons from the checkpoints, he said, without giving casualty figures for the Taliban.

Meanwhile, residents voiced their concern at the situation, asking for tightening security in the district. One dweller Jalaluddin said: “The government couldn’t purge the area of militants so far.”



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