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2 security personnel dead in internal fight

MAIMANA: Two Afghan security personnel have been killed and four others wounded as a result of internal clash and a mortar shell in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday.

The district police chief Maj. Sayed Juma said the firefight between special police units and intelligence forces took place due to misunderstanding.

One special police unit personnel was killed and two others wounded in the gun battle, he said, adding that one of the wounded was in critical condition.

However, a local resident wished anonymity said a policeman was killed and four others wounded in Qaisar clash.

“Special Police Unit forces were in their way to their bases when Quick Reaction Forces mistakenly opened fire on them taking them as militants,” the source said.

On the other hand, Qaisar police chief said Quick Reaction Force personnel was killed and two others wounded in a rocket attack. The rocket was fired by Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, he added.

However, the 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman Maj. Reza Rezayee said that the rocket was fired by militants that inflicted casualties on three ANA soldiers and destroyed a vehicle. (PAN)

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