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3 civilians, 6 Taliban killed in Ghazni clash

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3 civilians, 6 Taliban killed in Ghazni clash

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:48

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three civilians and six Talibaninfo-icon were killed in a clash in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash erupted early this morning after the Taliban attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) check-posts in the area.

He said six Taliban were killed, some wounded in the firefight while a mortar shell fired by the Taliban hit a house killing three civilians and damaging a house.

Mohammad Ashraf, the resident of Ghondai locality, said the clash between the Taliban and security forces continued for hours in the district.

He, however, said five civilians, including woman and children, were killed in a mortar shell that struck a house.

 Taliban confirmed the clash. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said three policemen were killed and two wounded in a clash in the Andar district Maidanwalo area.

On Saturday a clash was reported in the Ghazni’s De Yak district between Taliban and security forces in which both sided claimed inflicting casualities on each other sides.



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