(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) GARDEZ - At least 18 security personnel have been killed and 17 otherswounded in the Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province, an armyofficial said on Sunday.
A source in the 203rd Thunder Military Corps told Pajhwok Afghan News thatmilitants stormed a security base near the Machalgho dam on Saturday night.
He said 17 policemen and an ANA soldier were killed while 17 others werewounded. The casualties were evacuated to a military hospital, he added.
Mohammad Rahman Qaderi, a member of the provincial council, confirmedfighting in Ahmadabad district. Around 18 security forces were killed and morethan 15 wounded, he said.
Abdullah Hasrat, the governor's spokesman, verified the overnight attackand said 15 militants also suffered casualties. He had no information aboutsecurity forces' casualties.
The Taliban have said nothing in this regard so far. (Pajhwok)