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26 militants killed in Faryab clashes

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 26 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the security forces in northern Faryab province, local officials said Sunday.

Provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Andarabi said that clash brooked after dozens of militants attacked security forces outpost in the Gurzaiwan district.

“A public uprising commander, who was supporting security forces was also killed,” he said, asserting that tens of Taliban insurgents and five public uprising members were wounded in the attack.

This comes when the security forces with support of the local militiamen had killed at least 14 Taliban insurgents in the same district.

“They were killed after around hundreds of Taliban insurgents in the past two days conducted a complex attacks on Afghan security and public uprising force (pro-government militia) in the district,” provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Andrai said.

He added that with the deploying of fresh local police and resistance of public uprising force, 14 Taliban insurgents were killed. “The Taliban militants were driven out from the district. The insurgents suffered heavy causalities. Key Taliban leaders including, Faizullah, Qari Yousifullah and Qair Atiqullah were amng the killed Taliban,” he said, adding that five others revived bullet injuries.

However, he said that three public uprising members were also killed and two others wounded in the attack.

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