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5 policemen, as many militants killed in Badghis clash

5 policemen, as many militants killed in Badghis clash

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Sep 04, 2018 - 14:32

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least five policemen and as many Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed as a result of a clash in western Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday.

A public representative, Aziz Baik, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a security check-post in Kotal Sabz area on the outskirts of Qala-i-Naw late on Monday night.

He said five police personnel were killed and four others wounded, with two pick-up vehicles and two tanks torched. Without going into details, he added five insurgents were also killed in the clash.

Jamshed Shahabi, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the assault and said two policemen were killed and three others wounded. Twelve insurgents were also killed, he added.

But the Taliban said only one rebel was killed and two others were wounded during the firefight. The group claimed killing 10 security forces and wounding as many others.

Three tanks and four pick-ups belonging to the Afghan forces were damaged, the militants said. But the governor’s spokesman rejected the claim as groundless.

sa/mud

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