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9 army soldiers embrace martyrdom in Maidan Wardak

AT-KABUL: At least nine Afghan National Army soldiers embraced martyrdom and five Taliban insurgents were killed in a fresh skirmish in Central Maidan Wardak province, officials said Wednesday.

Provincial police spokesman, Hekmat Durani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban insurgents stormed an ANA security post in Mangali area of Sayedabad district on Tuesday night

He said nine soldiers have been martyred and five Taliban fighters were killed in the incident.

The security post was temporarily fallen to the Taliban but Afghan forces recaptured it, he said.

Durani said that insurgents also attacked Afghan forces in Baqirkhel, Aziz Kala, Abdul Mahayuddinkhel and Hafta Asiab area of Sayedabad district last night, but the attacks caused no casualties.

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