Security forces retake some areas of Tagab, kill 9 rebels
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban insurgents were killed and some areas of the Tagab district retaken by security personnel as a result of an operation in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.
Poza Padshah, Badar Aab, Seh Darakh and Puza-i-Tatarkhel areas of Tagab were cleared of insurgents on Wednesday evening during an operation by security personnel, the provincial police chief said.
Abdul Karim Faiqtold Pajhwok Afghan News nine Taliban fighters, including two Pakistani nationals, had been killed and six others wounded.
But a resident of the district, Hazratullah Siddiqui, said three fighters were killed and as many others wounded during the clash.
Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded a result of a roadside bombing in the district and a military commander, Oqab, was killed, he added.
Without commentingon the clash, the Taliban claimed killing ANA commanderOqab in the Pacha Sahib Warsak area of the district on Wednesday.
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