5 members of anti-militant group killed in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY: Five members of a public uprising group were killed by Taliban militants in the Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.
Heavy clashes took place between the Taliban militants and local residents in Badvan area of Ander district, the governor's spokesman Sabawon told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said five members of the anti-militant group were killed after rebels attacked a house but rebels did not suffer any casualties in the clash.
A member of the group, Nek Mohammad, confirmed the death of five of his comrades during the clash with the Taliban.
He said the number of people joining the public uprising had reached 400 and support was still growing.
Taliban yet to comment on the incident.
Separately, three civilians were killed and four others injured by guards of a security company due to land dispute in Zargar village of Ghazni city, the provincial capital, said the governor's spokesman.
Taj Mohammad, Zargar village resident, said:"Our lands were grabbed by residents of Qalati village and sold to the owner of Sultan Mahmood town. Their gunmen opened fire at us when we asked of our land."__(PAN)
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