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Mar 05, 2019
Taliban kill 10 security forces, capture 7 in Kunduz
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 10 security personnel have been killed, seven wounded and as many others captured alive during a clash with militants in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday.
Khalil Qarizada, a member of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stormed security check-posts in the Qarghan Tapa area of Imam Sahib district late on Sunday night.
The rebels overran the village, he said, adding 10 security forces were killed and seven others wounded. The assailants captured alive seven others, he added.
Meanwhile, the 20th Pamir Division said the insurgents attacked the Qurghan Taqa area form several directions at around 10pm.
The assault was warded off as a result of strong resistance from the security forces and arrival of reinforcements in the area. It did not provide further details.
Feroz, a resident of the area, said fierce clashes were still ongoing in Imam Sahib district, whose residents were scared and trapped inside their homes.
Mahboobullah Saeedi, the district’s administrative chief, confirmed the fall of Qurghan Tapa area into the hand of rebels. However, he did not provide information about casualties
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the fighters had seized a key military base, two check-posts and killed 18 local uprising members. Six others were seized.
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