Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Clashes reported in eastern Nuristan province

Kamdesh District in the Nuristan Province in A...
Wama District in the Nuristan Province in Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province heavy clashes took place between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Wama district in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Mohammad Zarin confirming the report said the clashes started around 12:00 local time on Tuesday after Afghan security forces ambushed a number of armed militants in Terinik area which is the bordering region between Nuristan and Kunar province.

The militants were looking to ambush the vehicle of Nuristan provincial governor.

Mr. Zarin further added an Afghan police officer was killed and two others were injured following the clashes. However he said there were no reports regarding militants casualties.

He also said clashes between armed militants and Afghan security forces were also reported at Kordar area around 5:00 am local time this morning.

Mohammad Zarin said Tamim Nurstani had travelled to the area for the inauguration of Kordar-Noorgeram highway and was ambushed by armed militants.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

By Sajad - Tue Jul 17, 10:21 am

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