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Taliban, army soldiers suffer heavy casualties in Takhar clash

KUNDUZ (KHAAMA PRESS): The Taliban militants and Afghan army soldiers suffered heavy casualties during a clash in Northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Khwajah Ghar district, between Takhar and Kunduz provinces.

The officials further added that a group of Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on an army base, leaving at least twelve soldiers and eight others wounded.

The provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rashid Bashir confirmed the incident and casualties toll of the Afghan soldiers.

However, another security source says at least fourteen army soldiers lost their lives in the attack and at least seven more sustained injuries.

In the meantime, Gen. Bashir said at least twenty Taliban militants were also killed or wounded during the clash with the armed forces.

Takhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in Northeastern parts of the country but the security situation in its certain districts has deteriorated during the recent years.

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