6 insurgents suffer casualties in Sar-i-Pul clashes
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): At least six militants have suffered casualties and 12 motorcycles seized from Taliban in northern Sar-I-Pul province, a senior official said on Sunday.
Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News two rebels were killed and four others wounded during an operation in Sang Toda area on the outskirts of the provincial capital late on Saturday.
A dozen motorcycles were seized from the insurgentsby the security forces, he said, adding three new Afghan Local Police (ALP) posts had recently been set up in Sancharak, Suzma Kala, Bulkhab and Gusfandi districts.
However, a militant commander, wishing not to be named, denied the fighters had suffered casualties. But he confirmed the loss of three motorcycles.
The militants had kidnapped several government officers, including the hajj and religious affairs director for Suzma Kala district, two judges and three workers of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) since March 22..
The rebels killed the director but released the NSP workers. The fate of two judges is yet to be known.
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