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Taliban attack on Herat security posts repulsed

Taliban attack on Herat security posts repulsed

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Mar 22, 2015 - 18:58

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have repulsed a major attack by armed militants on three security posts in Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.

Najibullah Najibi, a spokesman for the 207th Zafar Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed three security posts in Maldar, Zughali and Paikash areas last night, sparking a gun-battle that lasted several hours.

The Talibaninfo-icon fighters were pushed back and security forces escaped unhurt, he said.

Residents said the fighting erupted at 12:00pm and continued till 4:30pm. Both the sides used heavy and light weapons, eyewitness said on condition of anonymity.

Hospital sources in Shindand district said they had not been delivered any casualties.

The district’s hospital in-charge, Dr. Alauddin Himmat, said doctors and other staff had been directed to stay alert for an emergency situation.

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