Commanders among 14 fighters killed
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed in two separate incidents in southern Helmand province while two rebel commanders were eliminated in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Saturday.
Six fighters were killed and two others wounded during an operation by Afghan security personnel on Friday evening in the Sangin district of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman said.
Six more fighters were killed after police received information that the Taliban planned to attack a checkpoint in Marja district, Omar Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News. Two weapons and two walkie-talkies were also captured.
Separately, two guerrilla commanders -- Sabir and Abid -- were killed during an overnight clash with police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) force in the Mirzak area on the outskirts of Sharan.
The governor’s spokesman, Mukhlis Afghan, said he clash erupted when the militants attacked a patrol of the security personnel.
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