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Nangarhar firefight leaves 5 rebels dead, 6 wounded

Nangarhar firefight leaves 5 rebels dead, 6 wounded

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:43

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Taliban insurgents were killed and another six wounded during a clash in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Sunday.

Police spokesmanHazrat Hussain Mashriqiwaltold Pajhwok Afghan Newsthe rebels staged a coordinated attack on a police check-post in the Karso area of Surkhrod district on Saturday evening.

Five militants were killed in retaliatory fire by police personnel. Another six insurgents were wounded.Police and civilians suffered no casualties in the attack.

There has been no word so far from the insurgents in this regard.

Elsewhere, two individuals were detained on charges of kidnapping, said Mashriqiwal, who added the detainees were under interrogations.