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Civilians among 11 killed in Herat clash, blast

Civilians among 11 killed in Herat clash, blast

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Jun 29, 2018 - 12:55

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Nine Talibaninfo-icon and two civilians have been killed in a clash and landmine blast in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.

Governor Spokesman Jilani Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban on Thursday night stormed security forces check-post in the Koban locality of Awba district but security forces resisted the insurgent attack.

Nine Taliban had been killed and six others injured in the hours-long clash. Two policemen also injured in the firefight.

Separately, two civilians, including a woman, were killed in a landmine blast in Koban.

The Taliban have not spoken about Herat clashes.

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