Clash claims 11 lives including 2 civilians in Afghanistan
Two civilians are among 11 persons who lost their lives in the fighting between security forces and the Taliban outfit in Qaisar district of the northern Faryab province of Afghanistan on Sunday, an army spokesman in the northern region Ghulam Hazrat Karimi said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The clash flared up after a group of Taliban insurgents attacked the checkpoints of pro-government militias in Kohi area of Qaisar district early morning, triggering a gun battle which lasted for a while, leaving two civilians and four pro-government militias dead, Karimi said.
Five Taliban fighters were also killed in the fighting, the official went on to say.
Taliban militants have not commented yet.