23 July 2018

5 Taliban killed, as many wounded in Jawzjan clash

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Five Taliban militants were killed and as many wounded during a clash with security forces in northern Jawzjan province.

Provincial deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Khashi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash took place after militants attacked public order police unit in Farika-i-Jarqodoq locality on Saturday night. The clash continued for several hours.

He added five Taliban rebels were killed and as many wounded and two others were arrested along with weapons in the battle. Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties.

Capt. Abdul Wasih, commander of the public order police unit in the province, said the militants suddenly stormed their check-posts but faced a stiff resistance and were pushed back.

But Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, confirmed the killing of only two fighters and claimed the security forces sustained heavy causalities during the clash.

2016.12.26 / 10:48
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