21 militants killed, Taliban prison destroyed in Kunduz
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan special forces killed 21 insurgents including their two commanders and destroyed a Taliban-run prison during night raids in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Thursday.
The overnight operations were conducted in Nahr-i-Kohna area of Dasht-i-Archi district, 20th Pamir Military Unit commander Gen. Muhiuddin Ghori told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said 19 militants and their two commanders named Roohullalh and Syed Rahman were killed in the operations. Roohullah was a son of the Taliban-designated district chief for Dasht-i-Archi, Dr. Husain.
Another four militants loyal to Maulvi Taib, a Taliban governor for northern Takhar province, were killed inside a school building in Pul-i-Momin of Dasht-i-Archi district and some explosives were also recovered from the rebels, he said.
Eight vehicles, including one laden with explosives, were destroyed during the operations, he said. The Taliban had seized those vehicles during the occupation of Kunduz City.
In the same district, security forces destroyed a Taliban detention centre and freed the detainees, the 808 Spin Zar zone police commander, Lt. Gen. Sher Ali Kamawal, said.
A resident of the district, Mohammad Nasir, asked the government to conduct clearing operations against militants so that residents could get a sigh of relief from their atrocities.
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