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11 killed, 24 wounded in Faryab firefight

11 killed, 24 wounded in Faryab firefight

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Sep 07, 2019 - 15:55

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two security forces and nine Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed as a result of a clash in the Sherin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.

Police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed the district centre on Friday night and the ensuing clash lasted several hours.

Nine Taliban militants and two security forces were killed and 17 fighters and four security personnel wounded in the firefight, he added.

He added that 11 motorbikes and an explosives-laden vehicle of militants were also destroyed in the overnight clash.

Three civilians were also wounded in the battle, the police spokesman concluded.

Meanwhile, Syed Sarafuddin, the district’s acting administrative chief, told Pajhwok the insurgents suffered heavy causalities at the hands of the security forces, who had air support.

He said 17 shops were also destroyed. But Taliban source said three militants were killed and two wounded and eight of their motorbikes destroyed.

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