Gun battle kills five militants, wounds 10 in Afghanistan

Gun battle kills five militants, wounds 10 in Afghanistan

Shiberghan, Aug 28 (IANS) Conflict between government forces and Taliban militants in the northern Jauzjan province have left five insurgents dead and 10 others injured on Saturday, police chief of the province Rahmatullah Turkistani said.

According to the official, a group of Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Mardian district early Saturday but the attack was repulsed and the militants after leaving two dead bodies and seven injured behind fled, Xinhua reported.

Three more militants have been killed and three others injured due to firefight in neighbouring Qushtipa district on the same day, the official said.

Taliban militants who have intensified activities over the past couple of months did not comment.

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