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Jawzjan clash leaves 37 dead and wounded

13 Jan 2019 Pajhwok Afghan News

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban militants and seven pro-government fighters have been killed during a clash in Aqcha district of northern Jwajzan province, an official said on Sunday.

Another 10 militants and three uprising members were wounded in the firefight that erupted at midnight and continued till Sunday morning in Qarabuwen village of the district, an intelligence official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Mohammad Afzal, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok that only the district center remained controlled by security forces, with the militants operating at a kilometer distance.

He accused the government of not paying attention to the district’s security situation and as a result young people were losing their lives.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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