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3 security personnel killed in Farah attack

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3 security personnel killed in Farah attack

Mar 09, 2019 - 14:14

FARAH (Pajhwok): Three soldiers have been killed and three wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon assault in Anar Dara district of western Farah province, said local officials on Saturday. 

Ghulam Hussein a resident of Anar Dara district told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Taliban attacked security forces in the center of the district on Friday night.

He said three security personnel including an Afghan National Armey (ANA) soldier were killed and as many others wounded in the incident.

Without giving details, he said that the Taliban also captured a number of security forces. The corpses of the a number of soldiers were laid on the incident ground, he added but he had no information about Taliban casualties.

Hashmatullah Ahmadi, the spokesman for the Second Military Battalion confirmed the attack but did not comment on the casualties and the capture of security forces by the Taliban.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, without giving details, said casualties have been inflicted on security forces in the attack.


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