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13 militants eliminated in Maiwand clash, police claim

13 militants eliminated in Maiwand clash, police claim

Jun 19, 2016 - 13:43

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Talibaninfo-icon have been killed during a clash with security forces in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.

Police chief, Sultan Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants staged an attack on security check-posts in Band-i-Taimour area, but police had prior information and beat back the assailants.

Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the attack. He said 13 Taliban were eliminated in the Maiwand engagement. But the militants have yet to comment on the incident.

Earlier, 15 Afghan Local Police (ALP) and 35 militants were killed in a Taliban attack on police check-posts in the district. Band-i-Taimour, an insecure locality of Maiwand, is a hub of drugmanufacturing and smuggling.


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