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Taliban’s Red Unit loses 7 men in Jawzjan firefight

Taliban’s Red Unit loses 7 men in Jawzjan firefight

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Mar 28, 2020 - 12:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A commander of Talibaninfo-icon’s Red Unit was killed along with six associates in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, the governor’s spokesman said.

The insurgents suffered the fatalities after they stormed Mardyan district from three directions before dawn, Abdul Maruf Azar said.

In the ensuing firefight, which ended at 6:00am, seven members and a commander of Taliban’s Red Unit were killed, the official added.

Five other militants were seriously wounded in the clash, he said. The battle left also three Afghan forces dead and two police wounded, he said.

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