11 uprising members killed in Sar-i-Pul clash

Monday, 16 April 2018 03:03 Written by  Read 80 times

Nearly a dozen uprising members and three Taliban militants have been killed during a clash 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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