WORLD Clash leaves 16 dead including 7 security personnel in Afghanistan

WORLD

Clash leaves 16 dead including 7 security personnel in Afghanistan

Xinhua

21:31, January 13, 2019

At least 16 people including nine insurgents and seven security personnel have been killed in a clash between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday, a local official said.

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Afghan National Army (ANA) troops keep watch at a check point in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province, Afghanistan November 27, 2017. (Photo: VCG)

The clash erupted early Sunday in Aqcha district when Taliban militants stormed a checkpoint on the road linking Jawzjan to neighbor Balkh province, district governor Ghulam Sakhi Subhani said.

If reinforcement was not to arrive, militants would dynamite a key bridge that links Jawzjan with Balkh and Sari Pul provinces, he warned.

Taliban militants are yet to make comment on the clash.


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