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14 Taliban militants killed in Helmand clashes

14 Taliban militants killed in Helmand clashes

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Nov 09, 2016 - 18:13

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fourteen Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and seven others wounded during clashes with security forces in different parts of the southern Helmand province, an official said on Wednesday.

Governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the clashes took place in Bolan area of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, and in Marjah district, leaving 14 militants dead and seven others wounded on Tuesday night.

Five policemen were also wounded during the firefights, the governor's spokesman said.

However, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed the fighters killed 23 police in Bolan and Manaf Khan localities of Lashkargah.

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