“Taliban rebels attacked security checkpoints in Chashma-e-Shir area Saturday night triggering gun battle which lasted for hours and finally the militants fled away,” Basharat told reporters here.

wpid-gunmen3.jpgChashma-e-Shir village situated next to a major highway linking the national capital Kabul to six northern provinces including the largest northern Mazar-e-Sharif city and the fighting led to closure of the highway for a while, the official confirmed.

“The highway is open and the movement of traffic is continuing as usual,” Basharat said.

Meantime, the sporadic fighting, according to locals has been continuing in Chashma-e-Shir village of Dand-e-Shahabudin and its neighboring Dand-e-Ghori districts.

Taliban militants haven’t yet commented. Enditem

Source; Xinhua

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