Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Officials, residents differ on Kandahar killings

Officials, residents differ on Kandahar killings

By
On
Mar 10, 2011 - 17:00

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Afghan security forces killed three militants during overnight clashes in southern Kandahar province, officials said, but residents claimed the dead were civilians.

Afghan army and police conducted an operation in the Zherai district, the governor's spokesman, Zalmay Ayubi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Three insurgents were killed and as many detained during the offensive in Zaidan and Saleem villages, he added. The dead and detainees were sons of a local Talibaninfo-icon leader and allies of Torak Agha, a Taliban-era governor of Khost province.

Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi, the district chief, said Zherai had been cleared of insurgents who wanted to regain lost ground. Under pressure from the Taliban, residents took the bodies to the provincial capital in a protest, he said.

Resident Baz Mohammad said Afghan forces cordoned off the area last night and searched four civilian houses. The men were guarding gardens, he said, adding the dead had no links to any militant group.

ma/mud

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update