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Helmand blast leaves 4 soldiers dead, 3 hurt

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Helmand blast leaves 4 soldiers dead, 3 hurt

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Jan 21, 2018 - 15:03

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and three others injured in the Talibaninfo-icon attack in the Greashk district of Helmand, an official said.                                                                        

Major Abdul Qadir Bahadurzai, deputy commander of the 215th Maiwand Corps media wing in Helmand, told the Taliban had attacked the ANA post in Sarband area of Greshk district on Sunday.                                                                                                                                           

He said four ANA soldiers were killed and three more wounded in this attack. Governor Spokesman Umar Zwak confirmed the incident but did not provide the detail.                        

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack. He wrote in his Twitter account that the attack was carried out by the Taliban's special unit.

He claimed 10 ANA soldiers were killed in the attack; the check-post was captured, arms and ammunitions recovered by the Taliban.         

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