30 rebels, 18 ALP men dead in Jalraiz fighting
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants and 18 Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) have been killed and 18 other rebels wounded in Kabul-Bamyan highway and clashes in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Friday.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News at least 30 militants, including four notorious commanders, were killed and 18 insurgents wounded in a military operation during the last two days on main Kabul-Bamyan Highway.
The offensive was launched after militants mounted attack on security check posts in Jalraiz district, he said.
At least 18 ALP personnel were also killed in clashes with anti-state elements and four others including two civilians were wounded. A helicopter took an emergency safe landing due to some technical issues and later reached safe its destination, he added.
Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, claimed hitting the helicopter and all onboard had been killed. He also claimed Taliban seized 14 security check posts and killed more than 50 policemen and ALP soldiers.
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