Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

467 militants killed in Kunar, Nuristan this year: official

467 militants killed in Kunar, Nuristan this year: official

By
On
Dec 19, 2011 - 20:21

ASADABAD (PAN): As many as 467 militants have been killed and 100 others injured during almost 500 major and minor security operations in Kunar and Nuristan provinces since the start of the current year, an official said on Monday.

Involving Afghan and foreign troops, the operation were carried out in Bargamatal and Kamdesh districts of the provinces, Maj. Shireen Agha, a spokesman for the 201 Selab Military Corps told a press briefing in provincial capital, Asadabad.

The forces recovered hundreds of light and heavy weapons along with several anti-vehicle mines, he said, but stopped short of giving figures for causalities among foreign forces.

The commander said five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 15 others injured in those operations.

"After international forces are left in 2014, the ANA is ready to safeguard the motherland as it has the capability to effectively respond to any of militant attack," he said.

However, the Taliban rejected Agha's claim about the causalities suffered by the militants.

Their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed foreign forces were the most sufferers during clashes with the fighters. However, he did not give any figure for casualties among the fighters.

mas/ma

Tags: 


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Advertisement

Advertisement