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3 security personnel killed by Taliban in Badghis attacks

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3 security personnel killed by Taliban in Badghis attacks

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Mar 29, 2016 - 15:50

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed by the Talibaninfo-icon in the Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, a police official said.

The soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in the Seni locality, said a policeman, who did not want to be named. The militants, meanwhile, claimed snatching weapons from the troops.

But Mohammad Mehdi, spokesman for ANA’s third brigade in Badghis, rejected the Taliban claim as baseless.

Separately, one ALP official was killed by the fighters in the Sang Aatish area of Maqor district.Rahim Dad, ALP commander in the district, said the official was killed after being caught in a Taliban ambush.

Taliban said one ALP member was killed another wounded in an hour-long firefight in the area.

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