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6 soldiers killed, 2 surrender to Taliban in Faryab

6 soldiers killed, 2 surrender to Taliban in Faryab

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Jan 15, 2018 - 19:29

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and two others surrendered to the Taliban in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.

District Chief Rahmatullah Qaisari told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened on Sunday night in the Nahrin area.

“Six of the eight ANA soldiers stationed in the Nahrin locality were killed by the Taliban while the two other soldiers surrendered to the insurgents,” he said.

He added the Taliban captured all equipment and weapons available in the check-post.

A security official who wished not to be named said the army personnel belonged to 209th Shaheen Military Corps. Security officials in Faryab have not yet commented about the incident.

Separately, four policemen have been injured in the Taliban armed attack on police check-post in the Chalgazai area of Qaisar.

According to Qaisari the injured security official had been evacuated to the hospital but there was not report about the health condition of them.

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