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5 rebels, policeman killed in Kunduz

5 rebels, policeman killed in Kunduz

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Feb 22, 2015 - 15:21

KUNDUZ CITY/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed during a clearing operation in the Imaminfo-icon Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.

The town’s administrative chief, Amanuddin Qurishi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that rebels attacked security forces in Taza Laqi locality on Saturday night. Security forces repulsed the attack and the ensuing battle left five insurgents dead, he added.

Separately, Talibaninfo-icon killed an official of public order police in the Khanabad district. The slain policeman was serving in northeastern Badakhshan province.

Police spokesman Sayyed Sarwar Hussaini said rebels pulled Abdul Wadood off the bus and shot him dead.

But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said one policeman died and three others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

In northern Baghlan, Deputy Police Chief Col. Abdul Bashir Rashid claimed arresting an individual allegedly involved in the killing of a child.

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