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1000 armed militants attacking Panjwai

1000 armed militants attacking Panjwai

May 28, 2013 - 15:50

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Nearly 1000 heavily armed militants, including Pakistanis, have been attacking police and members of public uprising groups in various areas of the Panjwai district in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday.

So far a dozen insurgents have been killed and five others detained during clashes with police after the rebels launched a series of attacks against them in the Zangabad area, Panjwai administrative head, Hajji Fazal Mohammad Ishaqzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two policemen were also wounded during the clashes, he said, claiming increase in insurgent activities after religious schools in Pakistaninfo-icon were closed for summer vacations.

Ishaqzai said the insurgent attacks were planned by the Talibaninfo-icon Quetta Shurainfo-icon that had ordered religious schools in Pakistan closed for suicide attacks in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

He said insurgents were attacking security forces and public uprising members in Talokan, Moshan and Sperwan and Zangabad areas.

He said 150 families in the Sperwan area had left their homes after the Taliban warned them to do so.

The Panjwai district chief urged the central government to launch a massive military operation against the insurgents.




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