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PublishDate: Sunday, January 13, 2013 13:18

Nine killed in Helmand, Uruzgan

Nine people, including police personnel and armed opponents were killed and seven more injured in separate incidents in Uruzgan and Helmand provinces.

Nine people, including police personnel and armed opponents were killed and seven more injured in separate incidents in Uruzgan and Helmand provinces, officials said Saturday.

The armed opponents attacked a house in Tangi area of Dahrawad district in Uruzgan province last night, killing one Jamal and his son on charges of supporting the government, the provincial police spokesman Farid Aayal told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

In a separate incident, he said three IED planters were killed while the explosives they were trying to plant went of prematurely in Sarmarghab area of Tarinkot City last night. He said a cop was killed while defusing an IED in the same area.

Meanwhile, the Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf
Ahmadi told the AIP their fighters killed two policemen in a bomb blast in Tarinkot City. He claimed four militiamen were killed in an IED blast in Dahrawar district.

In Marjah district of Helmand province yesterday, the police conducted operations, killing two armed opponents, injuring five and arresting five more, a press release available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) stated. The police did not suffer casualties in the offensive, it added.

However, the Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told the AIP their fighters did not suffer casualties in Marjah district. He claimed the security forces suffered heavy casualties as a result of fire by Taliban.

In a separate incident, the press release said a minor girl was killed and two more civilians were injured as a result of gunfire by the armed opponents in Nadali district yesterday.

The Taliban have not said anything in this regard till filling or this report. However, they claimed the killing of a cop in an ambush in Nadali district.

The officials have not said anything about the claims of Taliban spokesman so far.

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