Afghan clash leaves 8 Taliban dead

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-11-28 15:46:10

The armed conflict between Taliban militants and police in Badakhshan Province with Faizabad as its capital 315 km northeast of Kabul have left eight Taliban fighters dead, Inspector General of Badakhshan's police, Fazaldin Ayar said Thursday.

"Our operations against Taliban rebels in Jarm District began Monday and so far eight rebels have been killed and two others injured," Ayar told Xinhua.

Two policemen have also sustained injuries during the operations, he admitted.

He also stated that law and order have been reestablished in the area, and operations will continue till the militants are swept out from Jarm and adjoining areas.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

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