Deadly Clash in Herat Over Stolen School Books
[Tolo News] Ten Afghan soldiers and coppers including two commanders were killed in a clash with Taliban Death Eaters in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province after the bully boyz hijacked vehicles full of school books.
The clash happened in Herat's Obe district Monday morning after security forces went looking for the Death Eaters who hijacked vehicles transporting school books for Ghour province, the provincial police chief Sayed Abdul Ghafaar Sayedzada said.
"During the clash, five Afghan soldiers, and five coppers were killed including the district police chief of Obe, Bismillah, and the acting police chief of Chesht district," he said.
"Eight other coppers were maimed," he added.
The festivities continue as the missing books have not been found. Dozens more security forces have been deployed in the district for a "clearing operation", officials told TOLOnews.
At least four Taliban Death Eaters including the district shadow governor of Obe were also killed in the clash with security forces and another Taliban capo Esmatullah has serious injures, according to the police chief.
There were no civilian casualties during the clash, Sayedzada added.
Obe district governor Najibullah Ahmadi confirmed the clash and said more security forces had been deployed to the district to support the troops.
Obe district is considered insecure in the province with Death Eaters actively targeting local troops.
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