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8 guerrillas killed in Pasaband operation

8 guerrillas killed in Pasaband operation

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Aug 18, 2014 - 21:42

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Eight militants have been killed and 10 others wounded during an operation in the Pasaband district of western Ghorinfo-icon province, a security official said on Monday.

The insurgents’ bodies were still lying at the scene of the two-day offensive, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Fahim Qaim, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said 20 villages, including Sangan area, had been cleared of fighters as a result of the offensive, he said, adding residents also cooperated with the security personnel.

Bordering the Baghran district of Helmand province, Sangan fell to the Talibaninfo-icon some 45 days back. But the security forces have driven the guerrillas from the village, according to Gen. Qaim.

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