Civilians among 20 killed in new bout of violence
LASHKARGAH/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six civilians and 14 insurgents, including two Pakistanis, have been killed during clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.
Eight militants, including two Pakistanis, were killed during a clearing operation in the Daimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak province, the governor spokesman’s said.
Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban commander Wazir Kochi was among the dead. He said weapons and explosives were also seized during the operation.
In southern Helmand, six Taliban including their senior commander Mullah Farhadi were killed in an overnight clash with police, said the governor’s spokesman Abdul Ahad Chopan.
A policeman was also wounded during the gunbattle, he added.
Four civilian were killed in roadside bomb blast while two others gunned down by Taliban for having links with police in the Kajaki district.
Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed killing several security personnel in Helmand and Maidan Wardak provinces.
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