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8 police killed, 7 wounded in Balkh clash, ambush

8 police killed, 7 wounded in Balkh clash, ambush

Mar 04, 2019 - 19:32

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): At least eight security forces were killed and seven others wounded after Talibaninfo-icon militants stormed their check-posts in the Dawlat Abad district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Monday.

Police spokesman Adil Shah Adil told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants stormed the security check-posts in the district late Sunday night.

He said the nighttime attack left one policeman dead and two others wounded. Adil added reinforcement forces were on their way to the district when ambushed by the rebels, killing seven and wounding five more.

The Taliban militants also suffered causalities but exact figures were not known, the police spokesman said.

On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Zabhiullah Mujahid claimed the fighters killed 14 policemen in the Dawlatabad district. He confirmed the injuring of their one fighter only in the overnight offensive.

pk /ma

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