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Civilians among 18 killed in Tagab

Civilians among 18 killed in Tagab

Feb 12, 2013 - 13:32

MAHMOOD RAQI (PANinfo-icon): More than a dozen Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed during an operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials claimed on Tuesday. But a resident alleged six civilians were among the dead.

The ongoing operation was launched Monday night by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) personnel in the Badarab area of the district, the town’s administrative head said.

Abdul Qudus Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News a dozen insurgents were killed and one injured detained by the security forces. He would not give further details of the swoop.

But a resident of Mirakhel area said on condition of anonymity that a local Taliban commander, Lal Said and eight of his associates were killed in the operation, which also claimed the lives of six civilians.


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