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Civilian among 3 dead in Logar clearing operation

Civilian among 3 dead in Logar clearing operation

Jan 28, 2016 - 12:37

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One civilian and two fighters have been killed and four others arrested during a clearing operation in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday.

The security forces conducted operations in Hoskhel, Ilyas Khan Kala, Honi Sayedan, Shah Mirza and Dushanbeareas of the district, the governor’s spokesman, said.

Salim Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News a gun battle erupted between the security personnel and the Talibaninfo-icon, killing a civilian. The operation would be extended to other areas, he said.

Obaidullah, a resident of Hoskhel locality, said: “Security forces arrived in the area and conducted a search for the Taliban. They search every house of the village.”

He said the air force personnel assisted the ground troops. Intermittent gunfire bullets could be heard in the area, about 20 kilometres west of the provincial capital, the resident added.




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