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Several villages of Achin district cleared, claims ANA

Several villages of Achin district cleared, claims ANA

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Oct 06, 2016 - 12:18

JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Seven villages have been purged of the Islamic State (IS) rebels in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan National Armey (ANA) said on Thursday.

A statement from the 201st ‘Selab Corps said an operation was conducted by Afghan Special Forces in different parts of the restive district -- a strong hold of the insurgent group, also known as Daesh. 

Abdulkhel Bazaar, Kama, Washkhel, Nargusi, Mazdaki and Paikhi localities of the town were cleared as a result of the offensive.  Many militants were killed and wounded, the army said without giving specific figures.

Residents say the fighters disappear when an operation is launched, but return once the security personnel leave the area, where a massive operation was conducted some months back.

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