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8 insurgents killed as fierce clashes erupt in Ghazni

8 insurgents killed as fierce clashes erupt in Ghazni

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May 20, 2017 - 11:56

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eight Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed during clashes, which also caused security forces casualties, in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.

Police chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked security check-posts in Ghazni City, Deh Yak, Ab Band, Waghaz, and Zankhan districts.

He said eight insurgents were killed in the overnight gunbattles. Security personnel also suffered casualties, he added, without providing exact figures. The clashes had ended in all districts accept Waghaz, Amarkhel claimed.

An inhabitant of the locality, who did not want to be named, said severe clashes were ongoing in Waghaz, where the militants had captured a tank from security forces.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban’s spokesman, claimed the fighters had overrun Waghaz district, with firefights ongoing in the provincial capital and Deh Yak.

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