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Three uprising members killed in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Three members of the national uprising forces were and nine Taliban militants were killed in clashes erupted between security forces and militants in northwestern Faryab province, provincial officials said on Monday.

Police Chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Nabi Alham, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban attacked several security posts in Ghormach, Almar, Pashtonkot, and Khowaja Sabzposh districts of the province late on Sunday night.

“Five uprising members were also wounded in the attack in Khowaja Sabzposh district,” he said, adding that five militants were also received injuries.

In another district, Almar, he said that two more militants wounded during fight with security forces.

“Hundreds of Taliban militants equipped with mortar, rocket, machine guns and other heavy weapons stormed the Khowaja Sabzposh district yesterday (Sunday) night,” Pajhwok quoted Ahmad Fayaz, one of the uprising group commanders, as saying.

After reinforcement dispatched, the Taliban insurgents forced to push back, he said.

“In a bid to stand against insurgents, the related officials should facilitate uprising groups with modern weaponries,” Fayaz said, adding that supping uprising forces is important in fight against militants.

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