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3 insurgents killed in Logar operation

3 insurgents killed in Logar operation

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Sep 10, 2011 - 14:40

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): A local Talibaninfo-icon commander was killed along with two fighters during a combined operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.

The operation was conducted late on Friday night in the Zarghun Shahr area of the province, Col. Ghulam Sakhi Roghlawanai, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the militants were killed in a house where they were planning disruptive activities.

Din Mohammad Darwesh, the governor's spokesman, confirmed the operation, saying the men were also involved in fuelling unrest in the Mohammad Agha district and Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital. Some weapons were also seized.

Resident Javed said: "At midnight, we heard gunshots in the area."

The ISAFinfo-icon media office in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the operation, saying some militants were killed in the raid.

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