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9 pro-govt fighters killed, 6 wounded in Takhar attack

9 pro-govt fighters killed, 6 wounded in Takhar attack

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May 20, 2020 - 13:45

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Nine members of a public uprising have been killed and another six wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon attack in northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Maj. Khalilullah Asir told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a checkpoint of the uprising force in Lalagozar area of Khwaja Bahauddin district late on Tuesday night.

He said nine uprising members were killed and six others wounded in the attack. The Taliban also inflicted causalities on the security forces, he said, without giving exact figures.

Naeem Rahimi, a civil societyinfo-icon activist, told Pajhwok the Taliban attack uprising members led by Malak Tatar -- a former jihadiinfo-icon leader in the area late on Tuesday night.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

pk/mud

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