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41 insurgents killed in Nuristan, Kandahar

41 insurgents killed in Nuristan, Kandahar

Sep 18, 2011 - 17:43

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Twenty Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed and 30 others wounded in a two-day operation in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials claimed on Sunday.

The air and ground offensive was carried out in Aula Gul and Pul-i-Rustam areas of Barg-i-Matal district, Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The Taliban confirmed losing 16 fighters and injuries to eight others. Their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said nine ISAFinfo-icon and eight Afghan soldiers were also killed in the battle.

According to Tamim, the Taliban's shadow governor, Najibullah, was among the wounded. Only one soldier was killed and two others were wounded, he said, adding the area was being controlled by Afghan soldiers.

A spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps said a large number of guerrillas had been killed in the operation. But Col. Noman Hatifi did not have the exact number of casualties.

In southern Kandahar province, security officials said that 21 militants were killed and 18 others, including a would-be suicide attacker, arrested last week.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Governor Toryalai Weesa, the provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Razaq, said the insurgents were killed in Kandahar City and other districts.

He said 21 bomb remote-control devices and 13 motorbikes were recovered from the rebels, Razaq said, 70 walkie-talkies and 167 roadside bombs were also seized during the operations.

A 205th Atal Military Corps official, also present at the press conference, said three militants were killed and five others arrested in Khakrez, Arghandab and Zherai districts.




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