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7 militants killed in clash with security forces in Lashkargah



Seven Taliban fighters were killed and four others wounded after they launched coordinated attacks on security check-posts in Lashkargah in southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday.

Police chief for first district Lt. Col. Jan Agha Dawari told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed check posts in Qala Sung area. Seven militants including notorious commander Mullah Zafran were killed, four others wounded and a police informant arrested .“The Taliban's dead bodies are still lying at the scene. The fighters have sent local elders to collect the corpses of their colleagues,” he added. Security forces and civilians remained unhurt in the firefight.Abdul Ahad, a resident of the locality, confirmed the fight and said “both parties used heavy weapons but I don’t have exact information about casualties.” Security forces had defused landmines in the area, he added.