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Security personnel among 13 killed in Ghazni clashes

Security personnel among 13 killed in Ghazni clashes

Aug 01, 2016 - 14:05

GAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen, one Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and 10 Talibaninfo-icon were killed in overnight clashes in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.

The provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed security posts in Giro, Andar and Deh Yak districts late on Sunday.

More than 10 fighters were killed and four policemen wounded, he said, adding Pakistani militant commander Gul Hazrat was among the dead.

A statement from the 203rd Thunder Military Corps confirmed clashes in Andar and other areas of the provinces. The Taliban suffered heavy casualties, it claimed.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said members of the movement attacked security posts in Andar, Dorahi, Nazarwal and Kansaf areas. He also confirmed the loss of two rebels and injuries to three others.

Mujahid also claimed 13 Afghan security personnel were killed and 21 others wounded in the ongoing clash.



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