Pakistanis among 7 killed in Kunduz
The militants killed during an overnight operation in the Kharotai village of Chahar Dara, the governor’s spokesman, Enayatullah Khaliq, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said three Haqqani network members Qari Qudrat, Qari Gul Mohammad and Qari Zubair were among the dead.
He added six villages -- Sarasiab, Issakhel, Zadran and Mamakhel -- had been cleared of insurgents as a result of the offensive.
Abdul Azim a resident of Kharotai village, said: “The Taliban don’t torture people, but cause insecurity and fight against Afghan forces.”
Hussaini said security posts had been set up in most of troubled areas this year. More checkpoints would be established, if needed, he promised.
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