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Casualties as Taliban, uprising forces clash in Jawzjan

Casualties as Taliban, uprising forces clash in Jawzjan

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Feb 03, 2019 - 16:02

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least two uprising members and as many Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed during a clash in the Qarqin district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.

Faridon Aniq, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed the uprising forces security posts in the district late Saturday night.

The ensuing clash left two uprising members and as many militants dead and a third militant wounded.

Shukrullah Jahid, the Qarqin district administrative chief, told Pajhwok that the security situation in the district had worsened, with the militants inching closer to the district headquarters.

He warned if clearing operation was not conducted, the situation would further go out of control.

The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

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