Nine militants killed; woman commits suicide
JALALABAD/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents, including a commander were killed, five injured and nearly a dozen others captured in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Sunday. Elsewhere, a female university student committed suicide in northern Takhar province.
Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan Special Security Forces conducted an operation in the Batikot district from 3am last night until 2pm this afternoon.
The operation resulted in the killing of nine rebels, including a commander Shamsullah. Five others insurgents were injured and 11 more detained alive, he said.
Four bomb-rigged cars and as many motorcycle bombs were seized during the operation and later defused, the police spokesman said.
A resident of the area, Haji Akbar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation involving ground and air forces did not cause casualties to civilians, but many roads remained blocked.
He said the Taliban commander, Shamsullah, killed in the operation was a notorious person.
In Takhar, a 22-year-old woman, who was a fourth year student of the engineering faculty, has committed suicide by shooting her with a pistol.
Police spokesman Col. Khalil Asir told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place shortly after 3pm in Taluqan, the provincial capital.
He said the reason behind the extreme step was yet to be known, but police had launched their investigation.
A doctor at the provincial civil hospital, Kifayat Salimi, confirmed the woman had committed suicide with a pistol. He said the deceased was a fourth year student of the engineering faculty of Takhar University.
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