TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — Four militants including a Taliban local commander were killed in a clash in Eshkamish district of the northern Takhar province on Monday, provincial government spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajari said.
The clash erupted at 02:00 a.m. local time when a group of Taliban fighters stormed a police checkpoint and police returned fire which lasted for a while, leaving four insurgents including a Taliban commander, Mullah Shah Dula, dead and three others injured, the official said.
Two police officers were also wounded in the firefight, the official added.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of Takhar and the neighboring Kunduz province haven’t commented.
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