Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

15 rebels killed in Nangarhar’s Hesarak, Taliban deny

15 rebels killed in Nangarhar’s Hesarak, Taliban deny

Sep 07, 2016 - 16:25

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants including a commander have been killed during a security operation in Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, the military said on Wednesday.

Local officials on Tuesday announced Afghan forces had launched an operation in the district codenamed “Operation Saiqa Hesarak.”

The operation was launched after militants recently captured many areas near the Hesarak district center.

The 15 militants and one of their commanders were killed during the operation on Tuesday, a statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps in the eastern region said.

The statement identified the slain Talibaninfo-icon commander as Hamza and said Afghan forces also seized some weapons and ammunition from militants.

Meanwhile, Qasim Khan, a resident of Hesarak, told Pajhwok Afghan News he also heard heavy gunfire on Tuesday night, but was unaware about casualties.

But the Taliban rejected their casualties and said no operation had been launched in Hesarak.

Their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the district center was under their control and security forces remained confined to their base.

mds /ma


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update