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6 police killed, 4 missing after Taliban attack

Monitoring Desk

HERAT: Taliban gunmen killed at least six Afghan police and a tribal elder after separate attacks in western Farah province of Afghanistan, sources said Friday.

The Taliban gunmen attacked police post in Regi area, outskirts of Farah City, killing six cops, government sources told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

The source said four cops went missing after the attack and appeared to have been captured by Taliban.

Muhammad Naser Mehri, spokesman of Farah governor, said a cop and three Taliban were killed while three police and four Taliban wounded in the clash.

In another development, the source said gunmen gunned down a tribal elder in Saaj area of Pusht-e-Rod district Thursday’s afternoon.

Mehri confirmed the death of tribal elder.

Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi claimed both the attacks, saying Commander Abdul Samad among six police were killed and four more were seized by Taliban after attack in Farah city.

He identified the captured cops as Abdul Wahab, Waheedullah, Wali Muhammad and Mohibullah.

Ahmadi conceded that one Taliban fighter was injured in the clash.

Similarly, he said, Taliban killed an alleged spy of foreign forces and founder of pro-government militia in Bala Balok, Mohiuddin, in the Saaj Kala village of Pusht-e-Rod district.

 

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