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10 attackers, 5 security personnel kill as Grishk clash ends

10 attackers, 5 security personnel kill as Grishk clash ends

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Mar 11, 2016 - 15:56

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five security personnel and 10 insurgents have been killed and 16 others security personnel wounded during two-day long fierce clash in Grishk district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Friday.

A group of militants on Wednesday morning entered into to a four-storey building and educationinfo-icon department near the Grishk district headquarters and opened fire on police headquarters, office of National Directorate of Security and the district headquarters.

The operative commander of Helmand, Abdul Jabar Qahraman told Pajjhwok Afghan News the gunbattle ended on Friday early morning at around 3am.

The dead bodies of eight attackers were laid on the scene and corpse of two others might be completely burnt, Qahraman said adding 10 weapons including a rocket launcher were recovered from the assailants.

Four policemen and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier have been also killed and a dozen other security personnel sustained injuries in the two-day long clash, he said.

However, a doctor of duty in the Lashkargah Emergency Hospital said that 16 injured security personnel were brought to the hospital.

Meanwhile, a security official said on condition of anonymity that six policemen and an ANA soldier have been killed in the attack.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed 14 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 33 others wounded in the assault. He also confirmed the death of five Taliban attackers.

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