10 ANA soldiers, 8 Taliban, 4 cops killed
20 September, 2012
KABUL/ASADABAD: As many as 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and six more injured in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday.
A defence ministry press release, available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), stated an IED strike killed six ANA soldiers in Daulat Shah district in Laghman province.
The press release maintained two ANA soldiers were killed in separate IED strikes in Herat and Logar province while one was injured in Mahipar area in Kabul.
The statement said two ANA soldiers were killed and five more injured in enemy attacks in Paktiya, Kabul and Kandahar provinces.
The Taliban have claimed causing heavy casualties to Afghan and foreign forces in attacks and bomb blasts in the aforesaid areas.
The press release said the security forces killed six armed opponents in Logar province, adding seven IEDs were recovered in Kandahar province.
The armed opponents have not said anything about the claims of defence ministry so far.
Meanwhile, eight Taliban fighters and four police personnel have been killed during gunfight in Kamdesh district in Nuristan province Wednesday .
The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) the gunfight erupted in the morning lasted till 3:00 PM (local time).
"Seven police personnel and militiamen were killed and 13 more injured while 13 checkposts were destroyed in the gunfight.
Eight Taliban fighters were killed and six more injured in the attacks. Twenty weapons fell into the control of Taliban," Mujahid claimed.
The Taliban spokesman rejected the reports of Afghanistan that Pakistani security forces took part in the gunfight and said only and only Afghans were fighting against the enemy in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Nuristan police chief Ghulamullah told the AIP the gunfight was in progress till 5:00 PM (local time).
"Fifteen armed opponents, including their commander Hayatullah were killed and 20 more injured in the gunfight.
Four police personnel were killed and three more sustained injuries," he added.
Earlier, the Nuristan police chief had said hundreds of armed Taliban fighters attacked the Kamdesh district headquarters and the nearby checkposts at around 4:00 AM (local time).
He said the ISAF air support team was assisting Afghan security forces to repulse the attacks.