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Nangarhar clash leaves 12 rebels dead

Nangarhar clash leaves 12 rebels dead

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Jun 02, 2015 - 11:48

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve insurgents have been killed in a fierce gun battle when militants mounted attack on Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in the Ghani Khel district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Nauman Hatafi, spokesman of 201 Selab Military corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the firefight erupted when insurgents stormed ANA soldiers in Basit gas station area in the district. He said that notorious rebels’ commanders Qari Gauhar and Qari Zaiwar were among the dead.

Talibaninfo-icon left behind six bodies of their dead colleagues, he added.

The district’s chief Hazrat Khan Khaksar confirmed the incident and said police had reached to support ANA soldiers. He said ANA soldiers suffered casualties but he had no exact details into casualties. Security forces, he said had recovered huge arms cache after the firefight was over.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, confirmed attack on police in Surkh Rud area but gave no further details.

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