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8 Taliban killed, 3 injured in Badakhshan firefight

8 Taliban killed, 3 injured in Badakhshan firefight

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Mar 26, 2020 - 13:54

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed and three others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Jarm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.

Sanaullah Rohani, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stormed security check-posts in the district before sawn at around 1:30am.

He said eight fighters were killed and three others wounded. The security forces suffered no causalities in the incident.

However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing two security forces and capturing eight alive during the clash.

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