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Jul 16, 2017
Uzbek snipers kill 3 Faryab uprising members
Jul 15, 2017 - 18:37
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials in northern Faryab province on Saturday said Uzbekistani militants in Afghan Taliban ranks used advanced weapons designed for long range shooting in targeting Afghan security forces.
Three uprising fighters (tribal militia) were shot dead on Saturday morning and a fourth injured in Khwaja Sabz Posh district, said Abdullah Masumi, the district chief.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News the uprising members had been hit from a long range in a desert area.
“Uzbek militants who have entered Khawaja Sabz Posh district have sniper type guns, they targeted the four uprising group fighters with the same guns,” he said.
The third uprising member was killed and the fourth wounded after they attempted to shift the two killed colleagues, he said.
A resident of the area, who wished to go unnamed, said uprising fighters were asleep when Taliban targeted them with a sniper gun form a house.
Abdullah Masumi also said an insurgent killed a bodyguard of a local uprising commander, Salim Bai, in the center of the Khwaja Sabz Posh district, the closest to the provincial capital, Maimana, late on Friday.
Elsewhere in the province, provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish said a police officer was killed and another wounded in a roadside bombing in Bazar Tapa area of Sherin Tagab district this morning.
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