3 mine planters killed in Zabul
QALAT (PAN): Three mine planters were killed and as many others detained during a security operation in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.
The operation involving Afghan and foreign troops was conducted around 11pm in Azartak area Saturday night, the deputy governor said.
Mohammad Jan Rassoul Yar told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants wanted to plant explosives on the Kabul – Kandahar highway.
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