Taliban attack repulsed, 6 killed in northern Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-24 19:44:15|Editor: huaxia
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Six fighters including four militants and two pro-government militiamen were killed in a clash in Aqtash district in the northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, district head Mohammad Aqtash said.

The clash, according to the official, flared up after a group of Taliban militants stormed a checkpoint in the district's Janat Bagh area at 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, triggering a gun battle lasting for couple of hours, with the militants fleeing away after leaving four bodies behind.

Two pro-government militiamen were also killed in the gun battle, the official said.

The Taliban outfit has yet to make comment on the incident. Enditem