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Uruzgan Taliban, security forces lock in intense clashes

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Uruzgan Taliban, security forces lock in intense clashes

May 18, 2015 - 14:37

TRINKOT (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants stormed several security forces positions, which led them to intense gun battle with security forces in parts of central Uruzgan province, a security official said on Monday.

The 1st Lt. Niamatullah, police chief of Khas Uruzgan, told Pajhwok Afghan News scores of dead bodies of insurgents were lying in the area. He said: “The firefight erupted when Taliban fighters were planning to carry the dead bodies of their companions.” However, he did have exact figure into casualties.

Niamtullah said authorities should focus provide them with equipments to bolster security of the district to avoid any untoward incident.

Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, said insurgents attacked eight security check posts at 3:00 am Sunday night, which lasted for three hours. Three militants were killed in the ensuing battle.

Separately, the spokesman said militants shot Abdul Halim dead, principal of Shah Zaman School in Uruzgan and abducted the teacher of the school. 

On their website, Taliban confirmed the clashes with security forces in districts in Uruzgan did not say about casualties.


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