Publish dateTuesday 27 August 2019 - 23:28
Story Code : 190623
Gun battle kills 14 including 11 pro-government militia in N. Afghanistan
 A total of 14 people including 11 pro-government militia and three militants have been killed as a clash broke out in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province on Monday, district governor Alaf Shah Atae said Tuesday.
According to the official, the Taliban fighters launched multi-pronged offensives on security checkpoints in Faizabad district late Monday night, triggering fierce fighting which left 14 dead including 11 pro-government militia and three armed militants.
Baz Mohammad Khan, a pro-government militia commander, is also among those killed in the firefight, he said.
Eleven more pro-government militia and three insurgents have been injured in the fighting, he added.
However, the official said that the militants fled away and a cleanup operation has been continuing to ensure lasting peace in the restive district.
Taliban militants have not made comments on the report yet.
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