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Fourteen militants killed in Kandahar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A policeman and fourteen Taliban insurgents were killed in an overnight fight in Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

It has been reported that the militants captured three checkpoints in Hajji Alam, Shna-Gariz and Sharak localities during Monday’s night coordinated attack. But however, security officials rejected the falling of checkpoints.

A resident of Nesh district, Hanifullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants launched a coordinated attack on the district. He said fighters from Ghorag and Tirinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province, had joined the attacking comrades. The Taliban were able to capture three check-posts in the district, the resident said, adding both the sides suffered causalities but had no exact figures. The fighting was underway in the area.

“It was for the first time in the past 16 years that Taliban captured check-posts from security forces,” Pajhwok quoted Hanif, as saying.

Moreover, Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the attack on Nesh district, but he strongly rejected the fall of three check-posts to the Taliban insurgents.

However, the Taliban terrorist group did not commented into the incident yet.

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