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Sari-i-Pul clash leaves 11 uprising members dead

AT News Report-KABUL: At least 11 members of uprising group embraced martyrdom and three Taliban insurgents have been killed in clash erupted between them in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor said on Sunday.

Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed the uprising forces check-posts in Tagha-i-Khawja and Tabar Sancharak villages of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, late Saturday night at around 10pm.

The uprising commander Hafeez Khan and a Taliban commander Khalid were among those killed, he said.

The Taliban fled after security reinforcements reached the scene, he concluded.

However, Mohammad Noor Rahmani, the provincial council (PC) chief, confirmed the killing of 11 uprising members but said there was no information about Taliban causalities.

The Taliban militants also claimed killing 11 uprising members and wounded three others in the attack. The rebels said their fighters escaped unhurt.


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