Commanders among 9 rebels eliminated
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine militants, including two commanders, have been killed in different security incidents in Ghazni and Kandahar provinces, officials said.
Nazifullah Sultani, a spokesperson for the 203rd Thunder Military Corps in Ghazni. Said one rebel commander was killed along with six associates and four others injured during a three hours clash in Gilan district.
He said two vehicles of the fighters were also destroyed. Two men planting bombs on the Kabul-Kandahar highway were killed by their own explosives on Saturday morning, Sultani said.
One of the three people who have been abducted recently by militants along with their fuel tanker was rescued as a result of a joint army and police operation, he added.
But Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing a local police commander and wounding four others in Gilan.
The district head, Mahboobullah Sabawoon, confirmed the death of an ANP sergeant, saying none of other security official sustained injuries in the clash.
Jawed Faisal, the Kandahar governor’s spokesperson, said a Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed in a clash with police in Shah Walikot district on Friday. Two people were wounded when a mine hit their tractor in Panjwai.
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