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22 insurgents eliminated in Paktia operation: Police

22 insurgents eliminated in Paktia operation: Police

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Jun 18, 2015 - 14:21

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 22 insurgents have been killed and an unconfirmed number wounded in Afghan security forces joint operations in Zurmat and Dandpatan districts of southeastern Paktia province, provincial police chief said on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan forces conducted offensive in Dandpatan district on Wednesday night, killing 16 rebels.

Eight of the slain militants were Pakistani and the dead militants’ lead was Hafiz Rashid who also belonged to Pakistaninfo-icon, he added.

He said Afghan security forces remained unhurt in the offensive. Six insurgents have been eliminated in Zurmat district of the province.

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