2 policemen, 16 rebels killed in clashes
KUNDUZ/ ZARANJ/ FARAH CIY (Pajhwok): Two policemen and 16 rebels have been killed in separate violence related incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Tuesday.
Eight insurgents were killed in an overnight clash with police in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, Police Spokesman Sayyed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Fighting erupted after militants stormed Afghan Local Police (ALP) check post in the area, he said, adding that police had recovered huge amount of weapons and ammunition from militants.
Separately, four militants, including a notorious commander, Mulla Darwish were killed in the Afghan air force airstrike while three others suspects were detained in Khanabad district, Hussaini said.
Elsewhere, four militants were killed and five others wounded during clearing operation in Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province, Maj. Shabbir Ahmad, director for the 215 Maiwand military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said security forces have recovered military equipments and weapons from militants’. Separately, police have recovered a 993 kilogram of explosives in Kunduz city, the provincial capital.
Col. Waisuddin Talash, crime branch chief, said the explosives were brought in to the province from Pakistan.
In western Farah, two Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials were killed and as many wounded in Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) blast in the Pishrud district, Jawad Afghan, the governor’s spokesman, added.
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