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Security officials among 8 dead in Ghor firefight

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Security officials among 8 dead in Ghor firefight

Jul 13, 2016 - 15:53

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Two security personnel have been killed and seven others wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon attack on police check-posts in western Ghorinfo-icon province, an official said on Wednesday.

Deputy police chief Col. Mohammad Zaman Azimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels stormed the postsin Shah Tegh locality, 30 kilometres north of Ferozkoh, at 03:00am.

Six Taliban were also killed in the hour-long clash, he said, adding security officials recaptured a tankthat had been snatched earlier by the insurgents.

Azimi said The Taliban planned and organised the group attack in Ghelman and Morghab areas,which have been under their control for the past few years. The militants have launched several assaults from these areas.

A security official, who was injured in the attack and evacuated to hospital, said the Taliban assaulted army and Public Order Police posts in the area and fighting was underway until early morning.



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