Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

60 rebels killed & wounded in Balkh offensive

60 rebels killed & wounded in Balkh offensive

Sep 05, 2014 - 12:16

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of militants were killed and wounded during a three-day operation by Afghan security forces in a mountainous area of northern Balkh province, police said on Friday.

The joint operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan Local Police (ANP) personnel was wrapped up on Friday in Alburz Mountains of Chamtal district, a senior police commander said.

Col. Abdul Razzaq Qadari told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation focused on Alburz Mountains, Chashma Guzar and Qarawal areas of the district left at least 60 militants either killed or wounded. Most corpses of the rebels remained at clash sites, he said.

Qadari said he had no exact figures for casualties the militants suffered during the operation, but the dead included some senior insurgent leaders. He confirmed two security forces personnel had also died in the offensive.

But a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed 14 Afghan security forces men had been killed and 18 others wounded during the Alburz offensive.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update