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Taliban’s district chief among 5 killed

Taliban’s district chief among 5 killed

Jun 13, 2013 - 15:36

KUNDUZ CITY (PANinfo-icon): A Talibaninfo-icon-designated district chief and his four accomplices, including a foreigner, were killed during a police operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

Involving helicopters and Afghan Special Forces, the operation was conducted in the Nahr-i-Kohna area of Archi district on Wednesday night, said police spokesman, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini.

Addressing a news conference, Hussaini said Qari Halim, the Taliban’s chief for Dasht-i-Archi district, Qari Ismail, a militant commander, Qari Tariq, a foreign rebel, and two other fighters were killed.

He some weapons, including an RPG, explosives and ammunition were seized.

Resident Ghulam Rasul said the security personnel, having air support, raided a home and killed five insurgents. “Taliban’s activities are on the rise in our area and the security situation is getting worse.”

A statement from Ministry of Interior in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the killings, saying the raid was independently conducted by Afghan forces.

Twenty Taliban, including two commanders Mullahinfo-icon Basir and Qari Aminullah, were killed in Dasht-i-Archi 10 days ago.

District chief, Sheikh Sadruddin Saadi, had said around 100 rebels had entered the district from Pakistaninfo-icon.



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