Two militiamen killed in Ghazni clash
14 September, 2012
GHAZNI: Two local policemen were killed and another sustained injuries in a clash with Taliban in Andar district in Ghazni province last night, an official said Thursday.
The Andar district chief Muhammad Qasim Dasiwal told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) a clash erupted between the Taliban and local police personnel, commonly known as pro-government tribal militia, in Mahkam village in Desiwal district last night. He said two militiamen and six Taliban fighters were killed while a militiaman sustained injuries in the gunfight.
Meanwhile, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that three militiamen were killed and their weapons fell into the hands of Taliban.
He said aircrafts of the foreign forces mistakenly conducted bombardment on the local police personnel, causing casualties to eight militiamen.
He said the Taliban fighters did not suffer casualties in the gunfight and bombardment.
When contacted, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) press office in Kabul said: " We have no operational reporting to support this claim."