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Afghan official: 4 civilians killed amid battle with Taliban


AP Kabul
An Afghan official says four civilians have been killed and another eight wounded during a gun-battle between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province.
Asadullah Mujadedi, a district police chief there, says the battle broke out after security forces launched a clean-up operation in Badakhshan's Jurm district.
Mujahdedi says the Taliban, armed with mortars and machine gun rifles, fired from within the houses in a blistering battle that lasted throughout the day yesterday.
A statement from the Taliban today claimed significantly more civilians were killed in the firefight and blamed the government for their deaths.

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 3:00 PM IST

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