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5 policemen, several rebels killed in Nad Ali fighting

5 policemen, several rebels killed in Nad Ali fighting

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Oct 19, 2015 - 16:04

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four policemen, an Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and several militants have been killed during clashes in the Nad Ai district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

A day earlier, Talibaninfo-icon attacked several security posts in the Loymanda area of the district. The provincial police chief said a number of posts came under attack and the rebels captured some of them.

But Brig. Gen. Nabi Jan Mullahinfo-icon Khel told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan the security forces had launched a clearing operation in the area and recaptured the security posts from the Taliban.

“Only two posts are still under Taliban’s control but they will be retaken soon,” the police chief said, confirming ALP commander for Marja district Mohammad Asif was killed.

A local official on Sunday said 10 policemen were killed in Loymanda area during a fight with rebels.

The police chief said a large number of Taliban also suffered casualties. The bodies of 18 fighters were still lying at the site.

Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, said all security posts overrun by militants had been recaptured in Loymanda area.He acknowledged the loss of four policemen and injuries to six others.

Zwak said several militants also suffered casualties. However, he stopped short of giving any specific figures.

Haji Hassan, a resident of Loymanda area, said police were strongly resisting the rebels, but he had no information about casualties.

But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed clashes were still ongoing in the area. He said a large number of Afghan forces had suffered casualties.

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