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Violent clash: Bamyan-Parwan highway closed

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  The highly rushed Bamyan-Parwan highway was closed since Thursday morning as a result of fierce clash between the security forces and Taliban militants, officials said.

Haroon Mubarez, public order police commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants launched an offensive against security check-posts in the Pul-i-Rangab area of Siah Gird district in the morning.

He said heavy clash was still underway before noon of Friday, however, accurate details of casualties are not yet known, he added.

On the other hand, locals of the area claimed the Bamyan-Parwan highway had to be blocked due to gun battles. But Mubarez denied the claim.

Moreover, Parwan police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai, said the deputy crime branch chief for Syed khel district was shot dead by robbers during a clash occurred in Kakakhel area late on Wednesday.

He said three suspects detained in connection with the murder were belonging to Syed khel district.

But Jamshed, a resident of the area, alleged the armed robbers had got away from captivity and the arrested individuals were innocent residents.


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