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3 militants killed; opium seized

3 militants killed; opium seized

Nov 30, 2014 - 15:31

Hamdard & Kohi

KUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three militants, including a commander, were killed in northern Kunduz province, police said on Sunday.

The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News a group of militants planning to attack a security check post in Aliabad district was ambushed by security forces.

Maj. Gen. Ghulam Mustafa Mohseni said three fighters, including notorious Talibaninfo-icon commander Zalmay, were killed during the ensuing clash.

Some of the rebels were injured, according to Mohseni, who said police also seized two motorbikes and some ammunition.

In a separate incident, police in northwestern Faryab province seized 86 kilograms of opium, said Col. Mohammad Naeem, the provincial police chief.

The opium, he said, had been placed in a rickshaw that was on its way to Maimana. The contraband was seized in Shirin Tagab district. The driver was arrested.




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