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12 Taliban killed, 17 wounded in Kunduz battle

12 Taliban killed, 17 wounded in Kunduz battle

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Sep 22, 2017 - 17:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A dozen Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and 17 others wounded during an hours-long gun-battle with security forces in northern Kunduz province on Friday.

The Taliban attacked security posts in Gul Block and Takhta area of Dasht-i-Archi district at about 3pm and the ensuing clash lasted until noon, Kunduz intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Syed Amir Shah Sadat, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said one security personnel was killed and three others were wounded in the attack. While 12 attackers were killed and 17 others wounded as the forces returned fire, Sadat said.

He said nine bodies of the rebels remained on the scene and security forces lost four machineguns, three Kalashnikovs and one armored tank to the battle. A second tank of security forces was torched.

The Taliban have so far said nothing about their attacks in Dasht-i-Archi district.

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