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9 anti-Taliban militiamen killed Faryab attack

9 anti-Taliban militiamen killed Faryab attack

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May 16, 2018 - 21:07

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least nine member of anti-Talibaninfo-icon militia were killed during a clash with Taliban insurgents in SherinTagab district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Wednesday.

Abdul Hakim Turkughli, district administrative chief, confirmed militants attacked Sayyad area of the district late on Tuesday night using advanced weapons.

He said nine members of an uprising force were killed in the firefight.

Turkughli warned if reinforcement did not arrive immediately, the situation would deteriorate.

Najibullah Qateh, an uprising group commander, confirmed that nine members of the group had been killed.

The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

sa/ma

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