3 rebels killed; weapons, explosives seized
CHARIKAR/KABUL (Pajhwok): Three insurgents were killed in central Parwan province and intelligence operatives seized weapons and explosives in southern Helmand, an official and the spy agency said on Monday.
Parwan police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told reporters the three insurgents were killed after they staged an attack on police check-posts in Zala locality of the Kohi Safi district.
The dead included a commander and their bodies were still lying at the site of the clash, the police chief said, adding a Kalashnikov and pistols from confiscated from the rebels.
Mamozai said curfew imposed in the Ghorban valley ahead of a ceremony marking Bamyan City, the capital of central Bamyan province, as the cultural capital of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) had been lifted.
The Ghorband valley connects Bamyan with Parwan. The police chief said additional check posts had been established in various areas to keep the situation under control.
Elsewhere, the National Directorate of Security said its agents had recovered caches of weapons and explosives during raids in Khusk Aba locality of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, and parts of Nawa, Nad Ali, Nehar Siraj and Greshk districts of southern Helmand province.
The spy agency said in a statement the recovered weapons included 40 hand grenades,3 pistols, 5 rocket shells, 34 landmines, 37 other types of mines, 7 remote-controls and hundreds of Kalashnikov and machinegun bullets.
The explosives were to be used in insurgent activities and their seizure prevented multiple incidents, the statement said.
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