112 militants killed in a week in south
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 112 militants were killed during ongoing security operations over the past one week in southern provinces, the Kandahar governor’s house said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the governor’s house said Governor Humayun Azizi presided over a security meeting in which police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq Achakzai, provincial spy agency chief Brig. Gen. Essa Mohammad and the 205 Atal Military Corps commander Brig. Gen Dawood Shah were present.
Azizi asked the security bosses to further tighten security measures in Kandahar City during the month of Ramadan.
He said Talban militants were not in a position to enter a face-to-face fight with security forces, but they used propaganda to show their strength.
The governor asked the peace committee members to work jointly with religious scholars in highlighting the importance of peace.
Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq said security forces strengthened with each passing day and they had defeated the anti-government forces in various districts.
Public order police chief Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangari said nearly 66 militants were killed and 11 others arrested during the past one week in Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.
The NDS official said at least 46 militants, including four prominent commanders, had been killed in the same period in Maiwand district.
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