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Sar-i-Pul fighting goes on since last 24 hours

Sar-i-Pul fighting goes on since last 24 hours

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Nov 25, 2015 - 16:53

SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): A heavy fighting between local uprising groups and militants entered a second day on Wednesday in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, a public representative said.

The provincial council’s deputy chief, Syed Asadullah Danish, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash broke out 24 hours ago after militants attacked check-points of militiamen on Tuesday evening and the firefight was still underway.

Local officials claimed at least 24 insurgents had been killed and wounded so far in the gun-battle.

The fighting left the road leading to Balkhab district blocked, said Danish, who had no information about causalities.

A local driver confirmed the Balkhab road had been blocked. A district official, who wished to go unnamed, said most of the areas in Sancharak district had been captured by Talibaninfo-icon militants.

He said security forces were in control of Dih Marda locality and the Balkhab road had been reopened for traffic.

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