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Policeman among 5 killed in Badghis clash

Policeman among 5 killed in Badghis clash

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May 16, 2017 - 12:14

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): One Afghan Local Police (ALP) member and four Talibaninfo-icon have been killed during a clash in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Tuesday.

Col. Mohammad Hanzala, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the battle erupted in the Langer area of Qais district late on Monday night when militants stormed a security check-post.

Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Rahman, an inhabitant of the locality, said the Taliban suffered casualties but he did not have exact figures. He said only one police officer was killed.

Taliban have not yet commented on the clash.

sa/mud

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