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13 ALP personnel, 4 insurgents dead in Samangan clashes

13 ALP personnel, 4 insurgents dead in Samangan clashes

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Sep 10, 2018 - 14:23

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Thirteen Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and four Talibaninfo-icon have been killed during clashes in the Dara-i-Sauf Payeen district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday.

Abdul Yaqeen Ahmadi, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed ALP check-posts in the Zeraki locality of the district late on Sunday night.

He said 13 ALP men and four Taliban were killed and five policemen and four fighters wounded in the overnight attack.

Mullahinfo-icon Hamza, an uprising group member and a resident of the area, confirmed the district chief’s statement and said around 200 insurgents attacked the security check-posts and later torched them.

However, Taliban claimed killing and wounding 15 policemen. However, the militant group did not provide information about causalities among the fighters.

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