9 militants killed in Ghazni offensive
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least nine militants have been killed and 10 others wounded in an ongoing operation in southern Ghazni province, an official said Tuesday.
Nazifullah Sultani, a spokesman for the 203rd Military Corps, said the Afghan National Army (ANA) was conducting the offensive codenamed Khyber in Andar, Deh Yak and Gilan districts.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News one soldier was injured during a clash with militants. The troops recovered a large quantity of weapons from the insurgents, he said.
Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the ongoing operation and said several militants had either been killed or wounded.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing three ANA soldiers in Maqur district.
But Nang rejected the claim as baseless. He acknowledged one soldier was injured in the incident.
The Ministry of Defence said two soldiers were killed and four injured in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province. Another soldier was killed in Gilan district of Ghazni.
A source said an ANA soldier was killed in Rabatak Tunnel of Samangan and two others wounded in southern Helmand province.
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