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8 ANA soldiers killed in Baghlan clash

8 ANA soldiers killed in Baghlan clash

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18 Jan 2021 - 15:25
8 ANA soldiers killed in Baghlan clash
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18 Jan 2021 - 15:25

PUL-I-KHIMRI (Pajhwok):  Eight Afghan National Armey soldiers were killed and two policemen injured in clashes with Taliban insurgents in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

A security source told Pajhwok Afghan News a clash broke out between ANA troops and the Taliban in Malayan village of Dandi Ghori area of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, late Sunday night.

The source said eight ANA soldiers were killed in the clash.

In nearby Baladora area, two policemen were injured in a clash with the rebels, he said.

Local residents also reported a heavy fighting in Malayan village on Sunday night.

Gul Khan, a resident of the area, said the Taliban attacked Afghan National Armey (ANA) check-posts on Sunday night.

He added smoke was seen rising from the check-posts in the morning and people said all soldiers manning the check-posts had been killed.

The Taliban have said nothing in this regard.

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