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25 Daesh, Taliban rebels killed in Nangarhar operations

25 Daesh, Taliban rebels killed in Nangarhar operations

Jun 26, 2016 - 13:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 49 Daesh and Talibaninfo-icon militants have suffered casualties during air and ground operations in different areas of eastern Nangarhar province, officials claimed on Sunday.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operations were conducted in Khogyani, Ghanikhel and Kot districts of the province, bordering Pakistaninfo-icon’s tribal region of Khyber.

He said 18 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) and seven Taliban militants were killed. Twenty IS and two Taliban insurgents were injured during the raids, the spokesman added.

The overnight operations in Ahmadkhel, Janjal Ghondi and Saypai areas of Kot left several Daesh rebels dead and wounded, he continued.

Meanwhile, six Taliban including a commander named Omar Khalid were killed and two others wounded in an airstrike in the Wazir area of Khogyani district.

One other fighter was killed during a clash in Ghanikhel district, Khogyani said, claiming that a large quantity of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed in the operation.

Khogyani did not provide details about security forces and civilian casualties in Kot. But some unconfirmed reports said four Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and several civilians were also killed.

Daesh fighters have been staging attacks on security posts in Kot over the past three days.The militants have also taken a number of civilians hostage.


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