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Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Faryab firefight

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Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Faryab firefight

Nov 11, 2018 - 20:10

MAIMANA CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman has been killed and two others wounded during a clash with Talibaninfo-icon militants in the Qarghan district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Sunday.

The district administrative chief Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Tenmes told Pajhwok Afghan News militants have stormed on the security check-post in the Yaga Lenga locality of the district late on Saturday night.

He said after a few hours clash the check-point along with a Humvee vehicle were sized by Taliban militants.

He said policeman Mullahinfo-icon Izzatullah had been killed and two others wounded in the nighttime attack.

But provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourush told Pajhwok the Taliban attacked was pushed back by the security forces and killed three Taliban militants and wounded as many others while a soldier sustain wounded in the overnight offensive.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.


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