9 rebels killed in Faryab, Badakhshan incidents
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least nine militants, including a commander, have been killed during separate incidents in northwestern Faryab and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.
The 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman, Maj. Reza Reza, told Pajhwok Afghan News five militants were killed and two others wounded during a security forces’ ambush in Qaisar district of Faryab on Tuesday.
Five militants were also injured in the airstrike, said Maj. Reza, who said the slain Taliban commander was involved in killing security personnel and influential individuals in the area.
Separately, three rebels were killed and a policeman was wounded during a clash on the outskirts of Fiazabad, the capital of Badakhshan province, on Tuesday night.
Provincial police chief Col. Sakhi Dad said the clash lasted two hours and broke out after the insurgents attacked a police post in the area. Three attackers were killed and four were wounded, he said.
The bodies of two rebels remained on the scene, he said. Police also seized some weapons and ammunitions from the fighters.
A resident of the area, Hayatullah, said the government had failed to ensure security even in four kilometers of Faizabad city. He claimed a small group of militants active in Spin Gul district carried the attack.
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