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2 policemen among 7 killed in Faryab clash

2 policemen among 7 killed in Faryab clash

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May 30, 2017 - 14:17

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two public order policemen and five Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed during a clash in Sherin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman, Abdul Karim Yourish, told Pajhwok Afghan News the policemen were killed in a Taliban attack when they were returning from home to duty faced between Khowaja Sabzposh and Sherin Tagab districts late on Monday.

“The Taliban had captured the two policemen in civilian clothes and they wanted to transfer them to somewhere else, but the policemen in a sudden move took a weapon from one of the militants and killed five rebels and wounded two others”, Yourish said.

The policemen were killed by other Taliban fighters who were hid in a nearby garden, he said, adding the bodies of the slain policemen were taken away by the rebels.

Abdullah Masomi, administrative chief for Khwaja Sabzposh district, said three of the militants killed belonged to Mullahinfo-icon Salam group of Taliban and two others belonged to Mullah Hanif group.

A local Taliban commander, who wished to go unnamed, said two government officers and four Taliban fighters were killed in the incident. He said the incident took place due to recklessness of the Taliban who left the policemen’s hands open.

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