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15 rebels killed, 6 detained

15 rebels killed, 6 detained

May 17, 2014 - 12:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Fifteen militants have been killed, a dozen wounded and some others detained in separate incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.

Six fighters were killed and four others captured during an Afghan-International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) operation in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province.

Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents were killed while travelling in a car. Four of them were captured in Dawarkhel area.

He claimed the detainees were Pakistanis, who had entered Afghanistaninfo-icon to conduct disruptive activities. But Khanjar, a resident of the locality, said the Talibaninfo-icon had come there to collect Ushr.

Separately, eight insurgents were killed and one wounded in central Maidan Wardak province, the governor’s spokesman said.

Attaullah Khogyani said five rebels including a commander were killed in a security operation in the Duab Tangi area of Syedabad district. Two militants were arrested.

Three Taliban, including their local leader, were killed during a clash with Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistan (HIA) fighters in Nirkh district, Khogyani added.

In Nimroz, an official of the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) was killed and a policeman injured in a bomb blast.

Governor Amir Mohammad Akhundzada confirmed the incident in the fifth municipality district of Zaranj.

Separately, two civilian including a woman were injured in a mortar attack and bomb blast in southern Helmand province.



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