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Commander among 5 militants killed in Kandahar

Commander among 5 militants killed in Kandahar

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Oct 13, 2011 - 15:51

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Five militants, including a commander, were killed and nine others arrested during clashes with police in various parts of southern Kandahar province over the past one week, an official said on Thursday.

The five militants were killed in Shah Wali Kot district, police chief Gen. Abdur Razaq, told a news conference in Kandahar city.  Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the insurgents, he said.

The arms and ammunition included 60 mines, 125 remote controlled devices and a huge quantity of explosives, an explosives-laden vehicle in the Spin Boldak border town on October 5, he said. a suspect had been arrested in connection with the vehicle, he said.  

Four policemen and a tribal were also killed during the period in Zhari district, Razaq said.

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