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Civilians Among Injured in Clashes Between Afghan Forces, Taliban in Paktia - Authorities

© AP Photo / Allauddin KhanTaliban fighters. (File)
Taliban fighters. (File) - Sputnik International
KABUL (Sputnik) - Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban members in the country's eastern province of Paktia resulted in injuries among the civilians, police officers and militants, local governor's office said on Saturday.
"A clash took place between Afghan forces and militants in the Shagai village of the Aryob Zazi district [in Paktia]," it said.

According to eyewitnesses, they saw local policemen, a woman and a small child among the injured during the clashes.

"Two militants, three local policemen and a woman were injured and the clash ended," Paktia governor's spokesman, Abdullah Hasrat, confirmed.

No other details have been provided so far.

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