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4 rebels, 1 ANA soldier killed in Laghman gun-battle

4 rebels, 1 ANA soldier killed in Laghman gun-battle

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Jan 03, 2018 - 13:32

JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  At least three Taliban insurgents and one soldier were killed during a clash in the capital of eastern Laghman province, the gubernatorial spokesman said on Wednesday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the firefight took place between the Taliban insurgents and Afghan National Army (ANA) members on Tuesday evening in Basram locality of Mehtarlam, the provincial capital.

He identified the slain rebels as Abdul Rahman Muslim and Tor Gul, adding three more militants also suffered wounds.

Zwak confirmed the killing of an ANA soldier and injuring of another three, who were under treatment in a nearby hospital. The health condition of the wounded military personnel was said to be stable.

Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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