25 border police killed in clashes with IS in east
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five border policemen and dozens of Daesh fighters have been killed during eight days of clashes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference here, Border Police Commander Maj. Gen. Rahmatullah Raufi accused Pakistan of supporting Daesh and said strict measures had been adopted against the terrorist group.
“Since 27th of September, 25 border policemen have been killed and 39 others wounded while casualties of Daesh fighters are 268 and their bodies are still in the areas,” he said, adding the police suffered casualties in direct engagement.
“Pakistan is not honest with us. If Pakistan doesn’t assist Daesh, how their 500 fighters have come from Terah valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he asked, saying they would organise checkpoints in proper locations to prevent activities of insurgents in the Shinwari zone.
The aim of his visit to the province was to observe the border police; he said, adding they have the capacity to fight against the terrorist group with the help of local people.
Daesh fighters launched their coordinated attacks on border police checkpoints in Achin district, but Afghan security forces put them into defensive mode after launching a search operation against them, with periodic clashes still ongoing in the district.
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