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Logar clash leaves 14 attacking Taliban dead

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Logar clash leaves 14 attacking Taliban dead

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Aug 21, 2016 - 18:14

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fourteen Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.

The district chief, , Mohammad Rahim Amin, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on security posts near the district centre and Tapi Khan, Chaltan and Ahmdak areas last night.

He said the rebels wanted to overrun the district centre, but they pushed back by security forces, killing 14 attackers and injuring five others. The security forces escaped unhurt, the official said.

The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh confirmed the clash and the causalities.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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