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Taliban kills 4 troops and 4 women in Afghanistan


Kabul, Aug 7: The Taliban reportedly killed four troops and injuring other six during an attack on a military checkpoint in western Farah province, Afghanistan.

File photo of Afghan army

Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor's spokesman said that the attack started late on Monday night and lasted into Tuesday (Aug 7) morning in Bala Buluk district. Mehri said that the Afghan air force was called in and airstrikes later killed 19 Taliban fighters and wounded 30.

Separately, four women were killed and four children were wounded in the crossfire during a shootout between insurgents and the army in eastern Logar province. Hasibullah Stanikzai, a provincial council member, says the shootout took place on Monday afternoon near Puli Alim, the provincial capital.

There was no immediate comment on either attack from the Taliban, who have stepped up their assaults across Afghanistan in recent months.


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