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Woman, 5 Taliban killed in Lalpura clashes

Woman, 5 Taliban killed in Lalpura clashes

Jun 29, 2017 - 16:09

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman and five Taliban fighters were killed during clashes with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.

The clashes in Lalpura district erupted after the insurgents attacked security posts in Antan Sar area at about 8:30am, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Attaullah Khogyani said five attackers were killed as the security forces returned fire. He said the security forces escaped unhurt.

A woman was killed and four others, including two children, were wounded when mortars fired by Taliban militants hit a house in the area, said Lalpura district chief Haji Mohammad Ghalib.

He said security forces killed five Taliban and captured their weapons and ammunition.

Resident of the area claimed that five civilian were killed during clash

A resident of the area who wishes to go unnamed told Pajhwok Afhgan news that one woman was killed and two children and two men were wounded during clash

The Taliban have so far said nothing about the incident in Lalpura that borders neighboring Pakistan.