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7 killed, 10 injured in hours-long Farah clash

7 killed, 10 injured in hours-long Farah clash

Nov 16, 2015 - 15:59

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Seven Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed during an hours-long clash with Afghan National Army (ANA) troops in Pushtrod district of western Farah province, an official said on Monday.

The clash also left five ANA soldiers, a woman and four Taliban insurgents wounded, the district chief, Ghausuddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the clash broke out on Sunday at about 10am in Bolandi village and stretched into Monday noon. The army personnel wanted to establish a post in the village when came under attack from insurgents.

Ghausuddin said the injured ANA troops included the battalion commander. One tank belonging to the rebels was destroyed during the firefight, he said.

A resident of nearby Masaw village, Abdul Qadir, confirmed injuries to five ANA troops and a woman and the destruction of the Taliban’s tank. But he had no further information.

The Taliban claimed three civilians were wounded in the Bolandi village as a result for firing by government forces.



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