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12 Taliban insurgents killed in Paktia clashes

At least 10 Taliban militants including a commander of the group were killed in clashes with the Afghan forces in Paktia province, the army confirmed.
12 Taliban insurgents killed in Paktia clashes
Aimal Momand, a spokesman for the Afghan military told Ariana News that the clashes broke out after a large number of the insurgents attacked outposts of the Afghan forces in Zazi Aryoub district of the province.
The incident has taken place in Shah Mohammad village in the district at around 5 a.m. Thursday.
According to Momand, the group’s commander known as Abasin was also among the deaths and seven more were wounded in the incident.
He added no casualty was inflicted on the Afghan forces.
In a separate incident, the militants attacked the Afghan army while they patrolling in Samkani district of the province, Momand said in the counterattack two Taliban fighters including one Pakistani national were killed and two others wounded.
Meanwhile, the Taliban, however, claimed that its fighters have imposed casualties on the Afghan forces in Zazi Aryoub clashes, but the group’s spokesman did not provide further details.
Source : Afghan Voce Agency(AVA)
Thursday 9 July 2020 11:58
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