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8 militants killed, 5 wounded in Ghazni clashes

8 militants killed, 5 wounded in Ghazni clashes

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Mar 28, 2017 - 16:23

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eight Talibaninfo-icon have been killed and five wounded in separate clashes with security forces in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, spokesman for 203th Thunder Military corps 3rd brigade, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clashes took place in Andar and Gelan district between security forces and Taliban late on Monday night.

He said four militants were killed in Kalimokhilo area of Gelan and four were killed in Ghatol area of Andar district and two Taliban wounded in Gelan three other in Andar.

Security personnel suffered no casualties in the clashes, he added.

Rohullah, a resident of Gelan confirmed the overnight clash between Taliban and security forces. He said the firefight erupted at 7:00pm.

He said, the clash continued for several hours both sides used heavy and light weapons. According to Rohullah Taliban mostly targeted security forces check posts in Gelan district.

However Taliban rejected the claims.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman said during the past 48 hours no clashes happened between Taliban and security personnel in Ghazni province. He also refuted the claim casulaities to the Taliban.

Sa/nh

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