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6 security personnel dead, 14 hurt in Badakhshan fighting

6 security personnel dead, 14 hurt in Badakhshan fighting

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Jan 03, 2017 - 12:09

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Six security personnel have been killed and 16 others, including two civilians, wounded during a clash with the Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province, a well-placed source said on Tuesday.

A security official, who wished to go unnamed, confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the clash took place during a clearing operation in the Yaftal Bala locality on the outskirts of Faizabad, the provincial capital.

The fighting was still underway in the area where four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and two policemen had been killed so far. Eight soldiers and five policemen and two civilians have been wounded, the sources added.

Crime branch chief, Sakhi Haideri, confirmed the fighting was still ongoing but he did not comment on causalities among security forces. The Taliban have not yet commented about the clash in Faizabad.

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