35 insurgents eliminated in Zabul offensive
QALAT/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): At least 35 insurgents have been killed and 25 others wounded during clashes in the Shajoi district and areas of Qalat, the provincial capital of southern Zabul province, an official said Wednesday.
Acting Governor Ashraf Nasari said security forces conducted clearing operations in several parts of the province to release 31 abducted Hazara men.
Among the dead rebels, 18 belonged to Waziristan and six others were local militants’ commanders, he said, adding that security forces remained unhurt in the firefight.
Elsewhere, security officials detained four individuals on charges of planting landmines in a Mosque in central Maidan Wardak province, the governor spokesman said.
Attaullah Khogyani said the detained individuals had placed mines in a Mosque in Saydabad district, adding that the individuals were held in a clearing operation in the area.
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