Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Faryab

24 Sep 2017

Local security officials in Faryab province said more than 40 armed Taliban members including two of their famous commanders, were killed in a clash between security forces and armed Taliban in Khwaja-Sabzposh district.

Jawed Bidar, spokesman for the governor of Faryab, told the Middle East Press that in an attack by the government’s armed opposition on the caravan of military personnel on the highway of No-one in the Khwaja Sabzposh district, which was carried out untimely yesterday and continued until today’s morning, 43 armed Taliban members Including Rahimdad and Makhdom Jalal, the key commanders of this group were killed.

Bidar says the Afghan forces supported the supply troops in the conflict.

The governor’s spokesman added that three soldiers were injured in the clash and that 1 of their tanks had been burnt.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Masumi, district governor of Khwaja Sabzposh, said that in the conflict, 35 armed Taliban men, including two of their commanders, have been killed, and a security train has arrived in Maimana, the provincial capital of Faryab.

In the meantime, a reliable source told the Middle East Press, eight civilians died in the clash that occurred in Kotel Gorzad area.

However, the governor’s spokesman rejected the deaths of civilians.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has confirmed the killing of 3 members of their group, and says the security forces also suffered casualties.


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