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8 militants dead, 5 wounded in Kandahar clashes

8 militants dead, 5 wounded in Kandahar clashes

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Jul 31, 2016 - 14:06

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and five others wounded during clashes with security forces in the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.

The overnight clashes erupted after insurgents attacked check-posts in Dara-i-Noor locality but the assaults were effectively repulsed by security forces, said Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman.

He added the security forces suffered no causalities in the engagements, which also led to the seizure of weapons and explosives from the insurgents.

Separately, personnel of Afghan Special Forces arrested a militant along with an associate in Kandahar City, the provincial capital, said Khpalwak. One pistol was recovered from the detainee.

Meanwhile, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) arrested six suspected militants in Kandahar City, said a source, who wished to go unnamed.

Among the detainees were Mohammad Esa from Khakrez district, Mohammad Nasim, Ezzatullah and Shafiullah from Shah Wali Kot district, Rahmatullah from Maiwand and Ajab Gul from Nawa district.

The detainees have confessed to their crimes during preliminary investigation, according to the spy service.

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