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Taliban kill 13 troops in Badghis

Taliban Kill 13 Troops in Badghis: Afghan Officials

KABUL – Afghan officials said that Taliban killed at least 13 Afghan troops in battles that raged for three days in western Badghis province where insurgents overran several army checkpoints.
Jamshid Shahabi, the provincial governor’s spokesperson, said the fate of a dozen other soldiers is unknown.
He said in his statement that the fighting erupted on Saturday in Bala Murghab district. The military carried out several airstrikes and dispatched reinforcement.
Shahabi also said 42 insurgents were killed and 15 troops were wounded in the fighting.
However, Mohammad Naser Nazari, a member of the provincial council, gave a higher casualty toll, saying that 20 soldiers were killed and 20 others remained missing.
The officials say the fighting has subsided with only sporadic clashes on Tuesday in remote areas of the province.
Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
(Sahar News)

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