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2 Afghan soldiers killed, 3 injured in Taliban attack

2 Afghan soldiers killed, 3 injured in Taliban attack

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Apr 06, 2018 - 16:14

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon attack on their post in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a local security official said on Friday.

Maj. Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed the ANA post in the Balghali village of the provincial capital.

At least two soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the overnight assault, he said, adding the armed opposition also suffered casualties in return fire.

An area resident, who did not want to be named, claimed six ANA soldiers were killed and seven others wounded. The military post was torched by the assailants, he said.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the insurgents had seized the army post and killed a number of soldiers. Civilians suffered no harm.

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