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Afghan Special Forces kill 4 suspects in Kama raid

Afghan Special Forces kill 4 suspects in Kama raid

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:41

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least four suspected people have been killed and several others detained during an Afghan Special Forces’ operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the raid took place in the Sangar Srai area of Kama district on Tuesday night.

He said the Afghan forces raided a house to capture a wanted Talibaninfo-icon commander, but the militants opened fire on them.

Four suspected people were killed in Special Forces’ retaliatory attack, Khogyani added. Investigations are underway to ascertain whether the dead had links to the Taliban.

An officialbased in Kama district, wishing not to be named, revealed both sides suffered casualties in the operation.However, the source did not provide exact figures.

The official added the Afghan forces also arrested some people during the operation, but they were released later on.

Abdullah Kamawal, a resident of the district, alleged the Special Forces raided a civilian house around 2am and killed four brothers.

“Afghan forces committed a big crime; they could come to the house in daytimeafter investigations. All the people killed were civilians,” he insisted.

He said Kama was one of the most peaceful districts of the country but the government was trying to create security problems there.

Some days ago, the Special Forces also killed a United Nations officer during an operation in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.


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