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9 rebels, 3 civilians killed in violence

9 rebels, 3 civilians killed in violence

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Nov 05, 2013 - 15:38

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Nine insurgents and three civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Five militants were killed and four others injured during an operation by Afghan forces a day earlier in Nangarhar’s Batikot district, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The operation in Takia area came after insurgents opened fire at a civilian vehicle on the Jalalabab-Torkham highway, killing one person.

One policeman was killed and one Afghan army soldier sustained injuries during the offensive that continued until 8pm yesterday, the gubernatorial spokesman said.

In southern Kandahar, five suspected rebels were killed during an airstrike conducted by the Afghan Special Forces unit in the Aali Jirgainfo-icon area of Maroof district near the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

Javed Faisal, the provincial government spokesman, said some explosives and ammunitions were also seized from the insurgents killed in the air raid.

He also said an armed clash between two rival families left two persons dead and as many injured in Kandahar City.

The police headquarters said initial investigation showed the incident was a result of a personal enmity and had nothing to do with the government.

The provincial traffic department, meanwhile, said drivers, who carried load beyond permissible weight or violated traffic rules, had been fined.

Traffic official Ahmadullah Khan said traffic officials in cooperation with detectives took similar action against traffic laws violators twice a week.

He said they had transferred 140,000 afghanis collected in fines from drivers to the government, hoping the action would help minimise incidents of traffic violations.

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