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11 Taliban dead in Baghlan offensive

11 Taliban dead in Baghlan offensive

May 03, 2011 - 15:43

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): A commander was among a dozen militants killed by a joint Afghan-international security force during an operation in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

Another 10 people belonging to the Gujjar tribe went missing after the operation that was carried out in Ganda Chashma area between Doshi and Dehna Ghori districts, police officer Col. Noor Gul told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Commander Rahim Gul was among 11 fighters killed in the offensive, with another 15 tribesmen helping the Talibaninfo-icon missing, he said

Ahmad, an imaminfo-icon (prayer leader) in the area, said helicopters-borne troops landed at the scene at midnight. The bodies of the militants were still lying at the site, he said, adding foreign troops also arrested men belonging to the Gujjar tribe.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) media office in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the operation, saying some Taliban were killed and captured in the area that is historically associated with the Taliban chief for Doshi district.



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