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10 Afghan soldiers killed in Khost gunbattle

10 Afghan soldiers killed in Khost gunbattle

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Dec 10, 2018 - 14:05

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed as a result of a clash in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.

Deputy police chief Col. Syed Ahammad Babazai told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants stormed an ANA check-post in Yaqoob Sabri district late on Sunday night.

He said 10 soldiers were killed, three others wounded and one had been missing as the overnight clash lasted a hour. He said nothing about militant casualties. A delegation has been dispatched to the area.

Abdul Khaliq, a resident of the area, claimed seeing the bodies of 12 ANA personnel that were transferred to the district centre. There has been no word so far from Talibaninfo-icon in this regard.

sa/mud

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