7 senior Taliban, 3 civilians killed in Logar night raid
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban’s district and police chiefs for the Charkh district of central Logar province were among seven militants killed during an overnight operation by security forces, the town’s administrative head said on Monday.
Khalilullah Kamal said the operation was carried out last night. He said the slain rebels included the district shadow administrative head, Mualvi Asadullah, police chief Qari Sharif and five other friends identified as Mullah Qadir, Mullah Muzammil, Mullah Rahbar, Mullah Ahmad and Mullah Fazl.
Kamal said the fighters put up resistance during the night raid and as a result three civilians were also killed and another two were wounded. The dead included a woman, a child and an elderly man, he added, blaming the civilian casualties on the Taliban.
A resident of the district, Syed Akbar Agha, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the last night operation. “In the morning we came to know that Taliban leaders have been killed in the operation,” he said.
The resident also confirmed the death of three civilians and injuries to another two but he had no information which party caused the casualties.
There has been no word from the Taliban in this regard.
The night time operation comes 10 days after Taliban’s shadow district chief for Khoshi district was killed during a security operation.
Meanwhile, an official said security forces had seized 300 kilograms of hashish from a pick up vehicle in Spin Kali area of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, last night.
The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News no arrests could be made in connection with the seizure. He said besides hashish, six magnetic bombs, two mortar shells and some explosives were also recovered from the vehicle.
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