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Public uprising against Islamic States launched in Achin

Public uprising against Islamic States launched in Achin

Oct 29, 2015 - 16:24

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of different areas have risen against militants in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.

Around 600 locals of Abdulkhel, Pekhi Mamond and other areas of the district launched a public uprising against Daesh (also known by its Arabic acronym of Islamic State) some days back.

They have been extending stout support the security personnel in Achin, the district’s administrative head, Hajji Ghalib Mujahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Thirty Daesh fighters have been killed and a dozen others wounded since last night during an operation going on in the district near the Pakistan border, he said.

The uprising against militants is being monitoredby the security forces in the district, where checkpoints manned by residents have been set up, the police spokesman said.

Lt. Col. Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal added the public uprising members would be recruited into the Afghan Local Police (ALP) after the areas were purged of insurgents.

Several militants have suffered casualties during the operation, in which three security personnel were wounded on Thursday morning, 201st Selab Military Corps official Gen. Mohammad Nasim Sangin said.



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