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Afghan battle leaves 6 Taliban dead in Badakhshan

English.news.cn   2014-07-05 15:38:19

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Six Taliban militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries as clash erupted in Jarm district of Badakhshan province 315 km northeast of Kabul on Friday night, spokesman of provincial government Ahmad Naved Frutan said Saturday.

"A group of armed Taliban rebels attacked police checkpoints outside Jarm city on Friday night and police returned fire killing six militants on the spot and injuring 10 others," Frutan told Xinhua.

There were no casualties on the security personnel, he contended.

Taliban militants who have intensified activities since launching their so-called spring offensive in May have yet to make comment.


Editor: Fu Peng
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