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13 militants killed in Faryab operations

13 militants killed in Faryab operations

Oct 14, 2011 - 16:57

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Afghan and NATOinfo-icon-led troops killed more than a dozen insurgents during a series of operations in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.

Backed by air-support, the operations were carried out in Almar, Qaisar and Ghormach districts on Thursday night, the 303 Pamir Zone police spokesman, Lal Muhammad Ahmadzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Another nine militants were injured during the operations that also resulted in the recovery of some arms and ammunitions, he said.

The operations targeted militants in Dasht, Matho, Chichak Tho, Qaram Qul and Jungle areas of the said districts, police chief Brig. Gen. Syed Ahmad Samih said. One policeman was also killed during the clashes, but residents suffered no casualties, he said.

ISAFinfo-icon also confirmed the operations in Ghormach and Almar districts and the deaths of two insurgents.

Talibaninfo-icon have so far said nothing about the operations.


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