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Heavy clashes erupt among Afghan forces and Taliban in Badghis province

Heavy clashes broke out between the Afghan armed forces and the Taliban insurgents in Badghis province of Afghanistan, inflicting casualties on both sides.
Heavy clashes erupt among Afghan forces and Taliban in Badghis province
A provincial council member Mohammad Nasir Naziri confirmed that dozens of Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks on security posts in Bala Morghab and Aab Kamari districts late on Tuesday night.
He said the Afghan forces responded to the attack effectively and as a result several militants were killed while a number of Afghan armed forces also lost their lives.
In the meantime, provincial security chief Ahmad Fahim Qayem, said at least fifteen militants were killed and more than twenty others were wounded during the clashes in Aab Kamari district.
He said at least nine militants were killed and at least eight others were wounded during the clashes in Bala Morghab district.
According to Qayem, at least four Afghan soldiers also lost their lives and at least two others sustained injuries during the clashes with the Taliban insurgents.
However, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), says at least thirteen army soldiers were martyred and at least eight others were wounded during the clashes.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Wednesday 20 June 2018 14:11
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