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Security force, Taliban clash near Chora district centre

Security force, Taliban clash near Chora district centre

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:45

TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Twenty security personnel have been missing as fierce clash ongoing between security forces and the Talibaninfo-icon 50 metres from the Chora district centre in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday.

Aminullah Khaleqi, the administrative chief of Chora district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash erupted in the Niyazo locality of Chora Saturday night resulting in the fall of security forces base and missing of 20 police and army personnel.

He said heavy clash between security forces and rebels was underway just 50 metres from the district centre.

Khaleqi claimed no reinforcement reached to the site of clash from the centre to uruzgan.

Hayatullah Fazli, member of the Provincial Council expressed grave concern over the deteriorated security situation and warned the district may fall to the Taliban if reinforcement did not reach.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed the Chori district was under the Taliban siege.

He said two security belts had been broken, seven check-posts capture and a large number of security forces had been killed or injured.



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