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Taliban commander among 8 killed in clashes

Taliban commander among 8 killed in clashes

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Aug 31, 2014 - 13:33

FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Six militants, including Talibaninfo-icon-designated district chief, and two pro-government locals have been killed in the Tiwara and Shahrak districts of western Ghorinfo-icon province, an official said Sunday.

Jamhur, the Taliban shadowy governor, and another rebel were killed during clashes with police in Tiwara district. Governor Sayyed Anwar Rahmati told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Four others rebels were gunned down in a police ambush in the Shahrak district. Separately, two pro-government armed men were killed during a clash in Dolina district, he added.

Abdul Qadir, a resident of Dolina district said, the pro-government armed men had supported the government to banish militants from the area.

But, Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf Ahmadi claimed killing five Afghan Local Police (ALP) and injuring two others. Four Taliban were also wounded in the clashes, he added.

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