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15 Taliban, 3 policemen killed in Kandahar firefight

15 Taliban, 3 policemen killed in Kandahar firefight

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Jul 15, 2020 - 14:14

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Talibaninfo-icon militants and three policemen have been killed and 10 other fighters wounded during a clash in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Jamal Nasir Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stormed security check-posts in Srabaghal and Ashabad areas of  Maiwand district late on Tuesday night.

He said at least 15 Taliban fighters and three policemen were killed and 10 other militants and four policemen wounded in the overnight firefight.

But a security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok that seven policemen were killed and another six wounded in the clash with the Taliban.

The rebel movement has not yet commented on the clash.

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