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9 rebels, 2 ANA soldiers dead in Badghis unrest

9 rebels, 2 ANA soldiers dead in Badghis unrest

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Aug 12, 2015 - 17:28

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least nine militants and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said Wednesday.

Badghis provincial council head Bahauddin told Pajhwok Afghan News the gun battle erupted after militants mounted attack on security posts in Akazi area of the district today.

He said that nine militants and two ANA soldiers were killed and six policemen wounded in the ensuing gun fire that lasted for one hour.

Civilians suffered no casualties in the incident. Pajhwok Afghan News could not contact Badghis security officials despite repeated attempts.

Also, militants did not comment on the clash.

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