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7 militants dead in Ghazni operations

7 militants dead in Ghazni operations

Aug 18, 2015 - 17:03

GHAZNI CITY/CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least seven militants, including two notorious commanders, have been killed in southern Ghazni province, an official said Tuesday.

Fazl Khuda Noormal, spokesman of the 203rd Thunder Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels were killed during series of operations in Qarabagh, Ab Band and Andar districts of the province.

He said two insurgents’ commanders along with five rebels were killed and 14 others wounded in the operations.

Two motorcycles, a car and some ammunition were also seized from the militants, Noormal added.

The governor’s spokesman Shafiq Nang said 21 militants suffered casualties during Afghan security forces operations in Qarabagh, Ab Band and Andar districts on Monday night.

Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties, Nang said.

However, Rahmatullah, a resident of Qarabagh district, said he saw two wounded policemen and a Talibaninfo-icon militant dead in the attacks that took place last night.

A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was unaware of the operation but claimed that three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and three others wounded in Ghazni province last night.

On the other hand, an amulet writer was killed and two others wounded in a hand grenade attack in Sayedkhail district of central Parwan province.

Sayedkhial district chief Ahmad Lamar Usmanyar said amulet writer Mullahinfo-icon Abdul Wahid, the resident of Chuqarak district, was killed in his garden by unknown people.

He said two others including a man and a woman who were referred to Wahid for taking an amulet were wounded in the incident.

The motive behind the attack was unclear and the attackers managed to escape, Usmanyar added.


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