July 24, 2014

Heavy clashes reported in Nuristan province of Afghanistan

By Sadaf Shinwari - Tue Dec 18, 12:09 pm

Nuristan provinceAccording to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, heavy clashes are continuing between Afghan security forces and armed militants in Du-Aab district.

The officials further added the clashes started late Monday evening and militants are still resisting Afgan security forces.

Provincial securit chief Ghulamullah Nurstaini confirming the report said at least 3 militants have been killed following the clashes.

He urged the central government to assist Afghan security forces fighting the militants in order to end the clashes.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban group said several Afghan security forces have been killed or wounded during clashes with the Taliban fighters.

Local officials deny Taliban claims regarding security forces casualties.

In the meantime Afghan interior ministry following a statement on Tuesday announced at least 14 Taliban militants were killed during military operations by Afghan police forces.

The source further added Afghan police forces conducted 9 military operations in coordination with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces in Kabul, Kunduz, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Khost and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan.

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