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About 30 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Helmand Clashes

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ana-soldier03Local officials in southern Helmand province said on Wednesday that nearly 30 Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes with security forces in the past two days.
In addition, more than 30 others were injured.


The clashes took place after the insurgents attacked police headquarters and police outposts in Kajaki district of the province, officials from the police media office in Helmand said.

Meanwhile, Abdul Majid Akhundzada, a member of the Provincial Council of Helmand said that the clashes started two days ago in the district and so far five policemen have been injured.
"The security forces have tactically moved back from some parts of the district," he said.
In addition to this, heavy clashes are underway between Taliban insurgents and security forces in Chenarto district of southern Uruzgan province. This battle has been ongoing for three days, Provincial Police Chief Matiullah Khan said.

Matiullah Khan said that the clash started three days ago after Taliban insurgents attacked police outposts. More troops have however been sent in to the area.
"We also have the air force support in the clashes," he said.
There are no security force casualties so far but the Taliban has sustained "massive casualties," he said adding that he did not however have exact numbers.