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15 Taliban, 2 ANA soldiers killed in Farah clash

15 Taliban, 2 ANA soldiers killed in Farah clash

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Jan 28, 2017 - 17:07

FARAH (Pajhwok): Fifteen Talibaninfo-icon militants and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during an overnight clash in the Bala Buluk district of western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.

The district’s administrative chief, Sayed Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan  News dozens of Taliban gunmen attacked Kanj Abad locality and ANA check-posts on Friday night.

He said the clash stretched into Saturday morning until 6:00am and left 15 Taliban and two ANA personnel dead and two ANA personnel wounded.

But Mohammad Allah, a resident of the area, said five Taliban and three ANA had been killed and six Taliban gunmen and four ANA personnel wounded during the battle.

However, the Taliban claimed overrunning a check-post and killing more than 20 security forces in Kanj Abad area in the attack. The group confirmed its three fighters were also killed.

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