• publish: 25 October 2017
  • time: 11:40 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 5001
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Taliban storms army post in west, Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have stormed an army post in western Farah province and killed at least 9 Afghan soldiers, officials said.

Spokesman for the governor of Farah province Mohammad Naser Mehri said Wednesday the militants stormed a security post killing nine soldiers and wounding four other soldiers.

The attack took place Tuesday night in Pusht Road district. The intense, four-hour gun battle included the use of artillery against the army.

Mehri says Afghan war planes were deployed and 17 Taliban fighters were killed.

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