7 Taleban militants killed in Afghanistan gun battle

7 Taleban militants killed in Afghanistan gun battle

Taleban militants conducted the attack from the neighbouring Dasht-e-Archi district, the official added.



By (IANS)

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 6:06 PM

Last updated: Wed 26 Aug 2020, 1:14 PM

Kabul - At least 10 people, including seven Taleban militants, were killed on Friday in a gun battle in Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.

"A group of militants attacked a security checkpoints in Tashkotal area of Khawjaghar district triggering a gun battle which still continues and so far 10 people have been killed," a local official told Xinhua.

Taleban militants conducted the attack from the neighbouring Dasht-e-Archi district, the official added.

Dasht-e-Archi and Chardara districts were captured by Taleban militants over the weekend.

Security forces regained control of Chardara in a counter-offensive earlier this week while efforts to retake Dasht-e-Archi district continue.


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