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11 Taliban militants killed in Ghazni clashes

11 Taliban militants killed in Ghazni clashes

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Jun 14, 2017 - 17:45

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 11 Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed in clashes with security forces in Qarabagh and Deh Yak districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday

Taliban stormed Afghan forces’ checkpoints in Deh Yak district of Ghazni on Tuesday evening, provincial police spokesman, Fahim Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said four fighters of the rebel group were killed and six others wounded during Afghan forces retaliatory firing.

Rahimullah, a resident of Tasan area of the district, said Taliban and Afghan forces engaged in a fierce fighting in their area last night.

“I have no information about casualties, but we heard the Taliban captured two policemen alive,” he said.

 Amarkhel said that seven Taliban militants were killed during a separate clash in Qarabagh district of Ghazni. Five security forces and 10 Taliban fighters were wounded during clashes, he added.

Ezatullah, a resident of Qarabagh district, said clashes between the Afghan forces and the militants were ongoing in their area from the past several days. He asked the government to take action for improving security situation in the district.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid said that their fighters attacked Afghan police checkpoints in Tasan area of Deh Yak district. He claimed seven policemen were killed and three others wounded in the attack.

Four policemen and two Taliban fighters wounded during the clash, he said.

In a separate incident, a civilian was killed and a police officer wounded in a bomb explosion in the capital of Ghazni city today morning.

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