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3 Jawzjan police killed in predawn firefight with Taliban

3 Jawzjan police killed in predawn firefight with Taliban

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Mar 23, 2015 - 12:22

SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel and a militant were killed in a predawn a clash in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said Monday.

The firefight was triggered by a militant attack on a security post at midnight, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said three policemen and a rebel were killed during the clash. The attackers managed to flee after reinforcements arrived at the site.

A resident of the area, Asadullah, said the fire exchange lasted until 4am. He added civilians had suffered no casualties in the incident.

But Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing five policemen and seizing their weapons. He also confirmed the death of one rebel and injuries to a second.

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