15 July 2017

News Story: Police officer killed, 5 injured in N. Afghan clash

TALUQAN, Afghanistan, July 14 (Xinhua) -- One police officer was killed and five police personnel were wounded in a clash in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar overnight, provincial police spokesman said Friday.

"The clash flared up in Bagh-e-Yaran locality of Dasht-e-Qala district late Thursday night after Taliban militants attacked a police patrol in the area," spokesman Khalil Asir told Xinhua.

One police vehicle was also damaged, the official said, adding that militants also suffered casualties during the fighting, but their number could not be exactly specified as they evacuated their casualties after the clash.

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