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22 militants killed in Paktika midnight clash

22 militants killed in Paktika midnight clash

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Jun 13, 2015 - 02:24

KABULinfo-icon/SHARANA (Pajhwok): Three Afghan soldiers were injured in a bomb attack on their vehicle in the capital Kabul and 22 militants were killed during a clash with local police in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Friday.

The blast in Kabul took place in the Darul Aman area in the limits of the sixth police district on Friday afternoon injuring four Afghan National Army personnel, a security official said on the condition of anonymity.

Eyewitnesses also confirmed the blast. Hikmatullah, an eyewitness, said a number of people were injured in the blast that took place on the Darual Aman road.

In Paktika, 22 militants were killed and another 10 were injured during a clash that began Thursday midnight in the Omni district, said Nisar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai, the provincial police chief.

He said hundreds of armed militants stormed the Afghan Local Police posts in Spina village, killing two ALP men and injuring two others. The rebels suffered heavy casualties in retaliatory fire, the police chief said.

But a security official, who declined to be named, said six ALP men were killed and four others were wounded in the clash.

The clash was the third between armed militants and ALP personnel in the area. Both the sides had suffered casualties in the previous fights.

There was no word from the Talibaninfo-icon about the incident.

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