• publish: 4 August 2020
  • time: 4:21 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 14618
In Takhar province

Resident-Taliban clash left 6 civilians killed and wounded

Clash between residents of Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar province and Taliban left three civilians killed and three others wounded.

According to Khalil Asir, a spokesman for Takhar police, the clash broke out after local residents stormed a Taliban prison on Monday afternoon.

Asir added the members of the community attempted to get access to Taliban insurgents who allegedly raped two girls in the district two weeks ago.

He said the militants opened fire on the residents which resulted in the death of three people. Three more were wounded.

Two weeks ago, a resident of Khwaja Ghar claimed that Taliban fighters raped two of his teenage daughters.

The local Taliban reportedly denied any wrongdoing. The Taliban has not commented on the incident

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