9 rebels dead in Herat offensive
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents have been killed and 12 others wounded in security forces clearing operation conducted in western Herat province, an official said on Monday.
Nastwa Nasari, spokesman of Afghan National Army (ANA) commando unity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the three-day offensive was carried out in the Zerkoh locality of Shindand district concluded on Sunday.
He said ANA forces, police personnel and officials of National Directorate of Security (NDS) took part in the joint operation.
But Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed capturing four security forces’ check-posts in the fighting. However, he did not share exact detail about casualties suffered by security forces.
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