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Taliban fighters storm Afghan army post, kill 9: official

AP  |  Kabul 

officials say fighters have stormed a security post, killing nine soldiers in a western province.

Spokesman for the governor of Farah province Mohammad Naser Mehri said today the militants stormed a security post killing nine soldiers and wounding four other soldiers.

The attack took place last night in Pusht Road district.

The intense, four-hour gun battle included the use of artillery against the army.

Mehri says war planes were deployed and 17 fighters were

On Thursday, a attack on a military compound left 43 soldiers lead in southern Kandahar province.

Intense fighting between the and the Islamic State group in northern Jawzjan province left six IS fighters and 42 fighters dead, according to Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the provincial chief of police.

He said the IS launched an attack on positions in several locations, capturing several areas and villages from the in two districts. He said the fighting took place on Monday and yesterday.

Jawzjani said the number of IS fighters in the two districts of Khush Tipa and Darzab is about 400.

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 17:32 IST