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5 bomb planters killed in Ghazni

5 bomb planters killed in Ghazni

Oct 05, 2011 - 12:55

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Five bomb planters were killed after the joint force targeted them on Kabulinfo-icon-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) attacked the militants while planting a roadside bomb in Mati Bridge area of Gilan district on at 9pm, said Gen. Daud Shah Wafadar, the 3rd brigade commander of 203rd Thunder Military Corps.

Some weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the rebels, he added.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, an ISAF vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the area. Talibaninfo-icon claimed all foreign soldiers on board were killed, but Wafadar denied the claim.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, confirmed the death of three of their fighters in a precision airstrike.


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