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6 rebels, illegal armed men killed in fresh bout of violence

6 rebels, illegal armed men killed in fresh bout of violence

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Mar 05, 2016 - 11:40

SHEBRGHAN/CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least three militants and three illegal armed men have been killed and four others injured in separate incidents in northwestern Jawzjan and central Parwan provinces, officials said Saturday.

Jawzjan governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told Pajhwok Afghan News that three militants were killed during a clash with upraising members in Kukuldash village of Faizabad district on Friday night.

Another four militants were wounded during the six-hour gun battle, he said, adding the clash took place when the rebels gathered in Naseri and Joi Wazir area attacked upraising members in the area.

He said the rebels were pushed back after reinforcement arrived.

However, Talibaninfo-icon claimed inflicting heavy casualties to upraising groups during the fight. But they did not provide the exact figures.

Elsewhere, three illegal armed men were killed in Parwan province.

Provincial crime branch chief, Col. Abdul Samad Zalmai said that three illegal armed men were killed during a feuding fight between two rivals in Charikar city, the capital of the province on Friday evening.

“Personal enmities have led to creation of illegal armed men, but these men are hidden from police,” he said, adding that four people accused of murdering cases have been arrested in the past one week.

Meanwhile, Parwan Civil Hospital Director, Dr. Abdul Qasim Sangin confirmed receiving two bodies to the hospital.

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