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Kandahar offensive leave 35 rebels dead: Durani

Kandahar offensive leave 35 rebels dead: Durani

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May 27, 2015 - 15:36

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 35 insurgents have been killed and 40 others wounded during an operation in Shorawak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.

The operation was headed by provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq after a tip-off about militants’ plot to attack the district.

Police spokesman Zia Durani told Pajhwok Afghan News hundreds of rebels had crossed the Durand Lineinfo-icon to Shorawak district and they planned to attack the district center.

An operation led by Abdul Raziq was launched before executed their design, he said, adding that the operation was also backed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) and air force.

He said that 35 militants were killed and 40 others wounded as well as three vehicles of the rebels destroyed in the operation. Security forces suffered no casualties, Durani added. Security situation is currently stable in the district, he said.

However, Talibaninfo-icon did not comment on the casualties yet. Shorawak is located 200 kilometers southeast of Kandahar City sharing 110 kilometers border with Pakistaninfo-icon.

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