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4 security forces, 2 engineers killed in Afghan clashes

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The Taliban militants ambushed a vehicle carrying Afghan engineers on Kabul-Parwan highway, killing at least two of them and four security force members were killed in clashes with the Taliban in western Badghis province on late Tuesday night.

Abdul Shaiq Shorish, a spokesperson for Kapisa Police Headquarters, confirmed the incident and said the militants killed two engineers of National Water Affairs Regulation Authority.

According to Shorish, the driver of the vehicle also sustained injuries in the attack.

He also added that the engineers were in charge of regulating the waters of Kabul River and had visited Kapisa province, accompanying a governmental delegation.

However, he said the engineers were ambushed as they were on their way to Kabul after concluding a similar visit to northern Parwan province.

The clashes took place in Qads district after “a huge number of Taliban” attacked the center of the district, said Mohammad Haidar Sharifi, district governor.

“Three Taliban were also killed and four others were wounded in the clashes,” he said. The Taliban has not commented over the clashes.

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