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7 militants killed in Helmand offensive

7 militants killed in Helmand offensive

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Jul 02, 2015 - 20:37

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven militants were killed during an operation in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the Afghan military said on Thursday.

In a statement, the 205 Maiwand military corps said the operation was conducted last night in the Amanullah Karezinfo-icon area.

It said the slain fighters included a prominent commander, Mullahinfo-icon Agha Jan. Some weapons were also seized from the rebels, the statement said.

The Talibaninfo-icon have not yet commented regarding the incident.

However, the group’s spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, said a police commander, Adam Khan, and his guard were killed in a bomb attack in the Nawa district.

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