15 more rebels killed in fresh Takhar offensive
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants, including two notorious commanders and three Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) personnel, have been killed in military operation in different areas in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.
Maj. Abdul Khalil Asir, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces killed nine militants including Qari Salahudin while nine other wounded in military cleanup offensive in Ashkmash district. He said security forces remained unhurt during the operation.
Taliban claimed killing 14 security personnel and wounding four others in Ashkmash clash.
Maj. Asir went on to say: “Security forces have killed a dreaded Taliban commander Qari Ibrahim along with five other militants and wounded ten other rebels in Qargh area.” As many as three ALP personnel were killed and five others ALP personnel were wounded, he said.
Taliban claimed that an ALP commander Taghi had been killed in the showdown. Security forces have not commented on the killing of ALP commander.
Sunatullah Taimoori, the governor’s spokesman, said Taliban had besieged security forces in Durqad district however; security forces repulsed Taliban back when Afghan forces got reinforcement. The gun battle was still underway till filing of this report.
Mohammad Taher, a resident of the locality, said the gun battle between security forces and militants lasted for two days.
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