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Logar gunbattles leave 4 Taliban, 2 civilians dead

Logar gunbattles leave 4 Taliban, 2 civilians dead

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Aug 13, 2017 - 12:36

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four Talibaninfo-icon insurgents and two civilians have been killed during clashes in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.

Police spokesman Shahpoor Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed security check-posts in Deh Sheikh and Porak areas of Barak-i-Barak district late on Saturday.

He said four guerrillas and two civilians were killed and three Taliban and a civilian wounded in the clash. The security forces suffered no casualties in the firefight.

Azizullah, a resident of the locality, said one civilian was killed and two others were wounded when a mortar shell struck their house during the heavy gunbattle last night.

In Kabulinfo-icon, the Ministry of Interior also confirmed the clashes in Logar, saying that nine militants were killed in Barak-i-Barak district and the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed three policemen had been killed by the group’s fighters. He said the insurgents suffered no casualties.

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