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5 Taliban rebels, 2 police killed in Laghman firefight

5 Taliban rebels, 2 police killed in Laghman firefight

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Aug 05, 2016 - 21:25

MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Five Talibaninfo-icon militants and two police were killed on Friday during a clash in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said.

The rebels launched a coordinated attack on a police post along the Aingar River in Hakimabad area, the governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said two policemen were killed in the attack and five attackers were killed after the police returned fire. The military personnel also used artillery in responding to the  attack.

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