Taliban’s chief for Nirkh among 5 rebels killed
The shadow district chief for Nirkh town, Maulvi Hanan, was killed in Chaghra area on Saturday night, the governor’s office said in a statement.
In southern Ghazni province, four insurgents were killed and nearly a dozen others were injured during an Afghan army-led offensive in Khogyani district, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman in Ghazni, Nazifullah Sultani, said.
Also involving national police, the operation that began a week back would continue until the area was cleared of anti-state elements, he said.
But a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the fighters had besieged the district and were yet to suffer casualties.
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