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ANA soldiers among 8 killed in Kunduz clash

ANA soldiers among 8 killed in Kunduz clash

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Nov 15, 2017 - 12:44

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and six Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed during an overnight clash in an Qala-i-Zal district of northestern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.

Deputy police chief Col. Mohammad Safar Akbari told Pajhwok Afghan News militants attacked security check-post in Afghan-Mazar area on Tuesday night.

He said two ANA soldiers, six militants were killed and six soldiers, two policemen and eight rebels wounded.

“Taliban wanted to kill all the soldiers manning in check-post and capture it, but could no execute their plan,” he said, adding security forces also recovered and defused some land mines in the area.

Rahmatullah, an inhabitant of the area, also confirmed the clash between security forces and Taliban lasted for few hours, but was unaware about the casualties.

Taliban have so far said nothing about the overnight clash.

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