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Policeman among 3 killed in Jawzjan clash

8 Nov 2018 - 12:20
8 Nov 2018 - 12:20

SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A policeman and two rebels have been killed and three others wounded in a Taliban attack on security posts in Aqcha district of northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said Thursday.

Col. Mohammad Ayub, police chief of Aqcha district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that insurgents stormed a number of security posts in Kulahbaf area of the district on Wednesday night.

He said six people were killed or wounded in the battle that continued for around two and half an hour. The clash ended after reinforcements approached.

Meanwhile, Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Aqha district, said that security situation was deteriorating in the district since the last six months.

“Insurgents are operating only a kilometer away from the district center and they attack Afghan forces every night there,” he said.

Afghan forces do not have the ability to repulse insurgents’ attacks and they defend their posts only, he added. The insurgents may soon capture this district if the situation not improved, he concluded.

Taliban did not comment yet about the incident.

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