Nearly a dozen killed in separate Ghazni clashes
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban militants and two policemen have been killed during separate clashes in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.
The two policemen were killed during an attack by insurgents in Tasang area of Deh Yak district on Sunday morning, Karimullah Amiri, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The dead included one national police and one local police personnel and a third policeman was injured in the attack that targeted their joint patrol in the area, he said. Amiri did not say if the attackers suffered any casualties.
Abdul Hadi, a resident of Tasang area, also confirmed the clash that lasted 20 minutes and the killing of two policemen.
Elsewhere in the province, a clearing operation codenamed “Walid’ was wrapped up in Giru district on Sunday.
Lt. Noor, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, said the operation that was launched four days ago was ended today.
He said nine militants were killed and seven others were wounded during the operation. Civilians and security forces suffered no casualties.
Amir Mohammad, 203rd Thunder Military Corps commander, said a number of areas had been cleared of militants as a result of the operation in Giru.
He said around 30 landmines planted by insurgents were defused by Afghan forces during the operation.
Mohammad Akram, a resident of Giru district, said there had been clashes between insurgents and Afghan forces for few days in the district.
He said both sides had suffered casualties during the clashes, but he had no exact figures. Akram asked the government to set up security posts in the district to keep security.
The Taliban have so far said nothing about the operation in Giru but they claimed to have killed policemen in a roadside bombing in Andar district.
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