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2 insurgents shot dead in Helmand firefight

2 insurgents shot dead in Helmand firefight

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May 22, 2015 - 16:16

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two insurgents were killed and four others, including an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, wounded in a face-off in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the 215th Maiwand Military Corps said in a statement on Friday.  

The statement said a large number of rebels were gathered at a house in the Shin Ghazyan area when they came under attack by ANA soldiers who were carrying out clearing operation in the locality.

It said that the restive district was almost purged of militants but a landmine blast left one ANA soldier injured. However, Talibaninfo-icon have yet to comment on the clash.

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