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4 pro-government fighters killed in Jawzjan attack

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4 pro-government fighters killed in Jawzjan attack

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:46

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four members of a pro-government uprising group were killed and five others wounded in a predawn attack in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.

A security official, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a security check-post in the Sehtoot area of in Faizabad district at around 2am.

He said four uprising members were killed, five others wounded and their check-post captured by rebels as a result of a two-hour fierce firefight.

An armoured vehicle, one Kalashnikov, a rocket launcher and one machine gun were seized by the insurgents, he said, adding the security forces had been unable to recapture the post.

Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the incident and claimed dozens of security personnel had been killed and wounded in the attack.



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