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ANA soldiers among 17 dead in Baghlan, Nimroz clashes

ANA soldiers among 17 dead in Baghlan, Nimroz clashes

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Nov 12, 2015 - 11:41

PUL-I-KHUMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 15 insurgents, two of them foreigners, have been killed in clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.

Thirteen rebels were killed in northern Baghlan province following an overnight attack on police check-posts in Dand Shahabuddin and Dand Ghori localities, police spokesman Zabihullah Shuja said.

He added three policemen and 11 more Talibaninfo-icon were wounded in the attack. Among the dead was a Taliban member who collected Ushr and Zakatinfo-icon from locals, a Pakistani and a Tajik.

Separately, security forces and the Taliban claimed inflicting heavy causalities on each other in the Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province.

A security official, who wished to go unnamed, said one ANA soldier and two militants were killed and four other insurgents wounded in the firefight.

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