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5 militants killed in attack on Jawzjan check-point

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5 militants killed in attack on Jawzjan check-point

Oct 12, 2017 - 15:08

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhowk): Five Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and four others wounded during a clash in the Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Faqeer Mohammad Jawzjani said the clash that erupted between militants and security forces in Chaharbagh village Wednesday night lasted several hours.

He said key Taliban figure Maulviinfo-icon Ahmad Shah and some of his associates stormed check-posts, but faced strong resistance from the security personnel.

Jawzjani said the security forces captured a tank from the Taliban they had snatched. Three security personnel were slightly wounded in the firefight.

Faizabad district chief Sayra Shakib Sadat said the militants staged attacks from three directions on check-posts. She said the situation was currently under control.

The Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard.



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