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Taliban attack security outposts in Sar-e-Pul and Paktia, killing Five

16 Jul 2020 Ariana News

The Taliban militants attacked outposts of the Afghan security forces in Sar-e-Pul province, killing at least four soldiers and wounding nearly 20 others. Sources told Ariana News that the insurgents stormed, attempted to overrun the outposts on the main highway at the center of the province.  According to the sources, at least 20 Taliban fighters were killed or wounded in the counterattack. The Afghan forces have pushed back the attack. Abdu Horaira, a Taliban commander, was among the deaths, and the group’s designated district governor was also wounded in the clashes, sources noted. Meanwhile, the Taliban late on Wednesday night attacked security checkpoints in Paktia province as well, the Afghan army confirmed.  Aimal Momand, a spokesperson for 203 Thunder Corps told Ariana News that the group carried out attacks in Gardiz city, and Samkani, Ibrahim Khel, and Zurmat districts and resistance the Afghan forces. In the counterattack at least 9 militants were killed and 11 more wounded, Momand said. Momand confirmed that an Afghan soldier was killed and five more were injured in clashes with the militants. The Taliban yet comment about the incidents.

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