In a clash which erupted in Saripul city, four Taliban militants lost their lives while nine others sustained injures, police said.

"Taliban rebels raided a police checkpoint in Saripul city Wednesday night and police returned fire, killing four rebels on the spot and injuring nine others," provincial police chief Noor Habib Noor said.

In a similar conflict which took place in Qaisar district of the Faryab province on the same night, police had killed two militants, Sayed Masoud yaqubi, police spokesman in Faryab province said.


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