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5 ALP personnel killed in foreign forces’ air raid

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5 ALP personnel killed in foreign forces’ air raid

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Sep 30, 2019 - 15:16

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and six others wounded in an airstrike by foreign forces in northern Takhar province, an official said on Monday.

Jawad Hijri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News fighting had been underway in Baharak and Khwaja Ghar districts for two days between the security forces and Talibaninfo-icon.

He said foreign troops mistakenly struck an ALP check-post in Baharak district on Sunday night. Five policemen were killed and six others wounded in the overnight airstrike, he added.

The NATOinfo-icon-led troops in Afghanistaninfo-icon have not yet commented about the incident, which came soon after the killing of civilians in Ghazni in a similar air raid.

On the other hand, some media outlets reported that Baharak and Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar had been captured by the rebels.

But the Minister of Defence denied the fall of the districts. In a statement, the ministry confirmed clashes were ongoing in the two districts. It added 11 militants were killed and a number of others wounded.

“Security forces have advanced and will strengthen control the districts as soon as possible,” the ministry said.

The Taliban have said nothing in this regard so far.

sa/mud

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