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Afghan official says insurgents kill 11 soldiers in Farah province

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says at least 11 soldiers were killed when their checkpoint came under an attack by Insurgents in western province.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, for the provincial governor, says four other soldiers were wounded in the gun battle in district. Mehri said nine insurgents were killed and 13 others wounded.

Mehri said a "large number" of insurgents launched an attack late last night and the battle continued into early today.

The have not claimed responsibility for the attack but but Mehri blamed the group, which has recently stepped up assaults against Afghan security forces in the province.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:05 IST