Security personnel among 24 killed
Two Pakistani fighters were among four militants killed on Tuesday night during an operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Shah Kabul area on the outskirt of Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News two motorbikes were also recovered from the insurgents. Another fighter was shot dead by unidentified gunmen and his body found in Sultankhel area.
Separately, five more rebels were killed as a result of another operation by ANA troops in the Jangal Gosha area of Narai district in the eastern province of Kunar, a statement from the 201st Selab military crops said.
Eleven Taliban were killed and two others, including a commander, detained during a two-day offensive in Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa districts of Helmand province, said the police spokesman Shah Mahmud Rasa.
A policeman was killed and a local police commander wounded in the operation.
But an official at the governor’s house, Mohammad Lal Ahmadi, said a policeman and an ANA soldier were killed and six other policemen wounded in the operation.
Seven insurgents were arrested and weapons recovered from them during an operation by Afghan forces in the Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province, said the police spokesman, Syed Sarwar Hussaini.
Six more guerrillas were detained after a clash with police in the Aliabad district of the province, he said, adding one policeman was killed and another wounded.
Two fighters and as many policemen were injured during another firefight in the Haji Ghafoor area of Dasht-i-Archi district, he said.
But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that they had killed four tribal militiamen in Aliabad district and injured their commander Zabit Khalil.
Separately, six insurgents were detained in the Sala Khan area of Salang district of Parwan, where the rebels were making a video of important spots, said the crime branch chief, Col. Lotf-ur-Rahman.
District chief Mohammad Saber Ahmadi confirmed the arrests, saying a computer, a video camera and some documents showing the detainees’ links with Taliban were recovered.
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