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6 fighters killed, 50 suspects held in Kunar

6 fighters killed, 50 suspects held in Kunar

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Nov 23, 2012 - 17:32

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): Six Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and 50 suspected insurgents detained during an operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.

Col. Haroon Yousufzai, a spokesman for the 201s Selab Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation that was launched in the Algal Valley of the district late on Thursday was still ongoing.

Niamatullah, hailing from Nari district, quoted area residents as saying that four people, including one woman, were killed in the operation. The man, who travelled through Ghaziabad to Asadabad, said he had no other details.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, acknowledged the death of only two fighters in the offensive. He said the detainees were ordinary people with no links to the Taliban.

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