ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- At least four rebels were killed and nine others including four policemen were injured as an attack on a police check post was repulsed in eastern Afghan province Nangarhar, said officials on Thursday.
The border police Chief, Colonel Mohammad Ayub Hassan Khail, in a press statement said a group of insurgents mounted the attack on the border police check-post in Haska Mena district of the Nangarhar province, which was repulsed by his forces with the killing of four militants and wounding of five others. He further added that four border police were wounded during the hours long gun battle.
Another local police official, Karim Khan in a press statement confirming the attack, said Taliban rebels attacked the police post at around 11:00 p.m. and the firefight continued till 3:00 a.m.
Haska Mena is the border district of Nangarhar province where rebels have targeted government installations number of times. The worsening security situation of the country also assert pressure on the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai to sign a security deal with US to keep its troops in the country as NATO/ISAF forces prepare to leave Afghanistan till end of 2014. US is keen to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement with Afghanistan that will allow to keep over 15000 US troops in the country after 2014 to train and support Afghan troops. (end) sbk.rk KUNA 051347 Dec 13NNNN