8 rebels eliminated, military base retaken in Baghlan
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Security forces on Tuesday claimed recapturing a military base from Taliban and killing eight rebels in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province.
Deputy police chief Col. Abdul Rashid Bashir told Pajhwok Afghan News the military base, where 20 soldiers were stationed, had been surrounded by the Taliban last Friday.
He said army, police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel, supported by copters, launched an attack to clear the base late on Monday and took back its control from the Taliban.
Nine insurgents had been wounded in the attack and some fled to Kubra and Basiqal deserts.
Ahmad Shah, a resident of the locality, said two children and a woman were wounded during the clash when a rocket hit their house.
He added the law and order situation had improved after the operation. Some families, displaced from the area in the past, have returned to their homes.
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