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Punjabi militants leading Sangin battle

Punjabi militants leading Sangin battle

Aug 06, 2014 - 17:02

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A video clip received by Pajhwok Afghan News shows Urdu-speaking Pakistani militants leading the battle for the Sangin district in southern Helmand province.

Recorded by a reliable security source, the video shows Pakistaninfo-icon insurgents giving directives to fighters in Urdu language. The battle erupted after the fighters mounted attacks in different parts of Sangin on May 22.

In the video clip, rebels order fighters to look at the target before shooting. One rebel leader tells his men in Panjabi language: “The man standing in front of us is our target; get ready he is coming.” He concludes his conversation by saying Allah-o- Akbar (God is great).

A group of militants in a green area encourage fighters to attack a tank in the village.

Mohammad Shoaib, a resident of the Bahawalpur district of Punjab province, says he was sent to the Kotli town of Kashmir, where he was trained by Harakat-ul-Mujahidin for 40 days. He was sent to Afghanistaninfo-icon via Quetta for jihadinfo-icon.

Exact casualty figures are not available, but sources say around 500 security personnel and civilians have been killed in the battle.

Around 380 injured people were shifted to hospital during the battle. Helmand police chief, Brig. Gen. Juma Gul Himmat, said the battle had intensified due to weak security leadership.




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