30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan

Latest series of fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces enter third day in the country's north.

30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 30 Taliban fighters have been killed in three days of clashes between the militant group and security forces in northern Afghanistan, police said on Monday.

The chief of police in Faryab province, Muhammad Naim Anderabi, told Anadolu Agency that the clashes had left 19 others, including three policemen and six civilians, injured.

He said senior commanders from Pakistani Taliban also took part in the clashes.

Taliban rebels had seized some areas in Faryab's Qaysar district a week ago.

A senior authority in Qaysar, Abduljemil Siddiqi said that clashes were continuing in three different locations and that security forces had recaptured several areas.

However, Taliban spokesperson Qari Yusuf insisted that the group was still in control of the places it seized last week.

Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2014, 17:46
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