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8 security personnel killed in Kunduz attack

18 Oct 2020 - 08:48
18 Oct 2020 - 08:48

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight security personnel have been killed in a Taliban attack in northern Kunduz province.

A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militant stormed a check-post jointly manned by Afghan Local Police (ALP) and public uprising members.

Six public uprising forces and two ALP personnel were killed in the Dehqan Qeshlaq area of Imam Sahib district on Saturday night, he said, adding the insurgents seized all weapons and ammunition from the security personnel.

The militants fled the area before the arrival of reinforcements, the source added.

Khalid Din Hakimi, a member of the provincial council, confirmed the overnight attack and casualties of the security forces.

A statement from the 217st Pamir Military Corps said the security forces had repulsed Taliban attacks in Arbabkhel, Dwablola and Dehqan Qeshlaq areas of the district.

The statement claimed the insurgents suffered 14 casualties in clashes with the security personnel.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also confirmed the attack in Imam Sahib district. He said eight security personnel were killed, including commander Saifee.

According to Mujahid, the militants suffered no casualties in the attack and the fighters seized all weapons from the security personnel.

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