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Faryab attack: 24 local army personnel suffer casualties

Faryab attack: 24 local army personnel suffer casualties

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Jul 12, 2019 - 13:10

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Thirteen local security personnel have been killed and 11 others injured in the Talibaninfo-icon attack in northwestern Faryab province, a well-placed source said on Friday.

A security source, wishing not to be named, said the Taliban stormed a local army base in the Kolyan locality of Balcharagh district on Thursday night.

But Sibghatullah Selab, deputy head of the Provincial Council, said the Taliban attacked a guest house of local Commander Dadullah and killed at least 30 security personnel.

Government forces have recently retook the control of Balcharagh district after one year in the Taliban control.

The district security was handed over to two commanders from Jamiat and Jumbesh parties after commandoes conducted the operation.

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