13 insurgents killed in Nawzad offensive
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A commander was among 13 Taliban insurgents killed in a series of joint operations by Afghan and international troops in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.
The offensives were conducted in Nul and Sherinbaz areas, where local Taliban commander Mullah Mutasim was killed along with a dozen associates, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A private jail was discovered and eliminated in the area, he said, adding 30 innocent people were set free. The Taliban have not yet commented on the deaths of fighters.
Their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed three Afghan soldiers were killed in bomb attacks the Baba Jee area of Lashkargah and Kofa neighbourhood of Nad Ali district.
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