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3 Taliban bomb factories destroyed in Helmand raids

3 Taliban bomb factories destroyed in Helmand raids

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Jan 10, 2016 - 18:44

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three bomb making factories belonging to Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been destroyed during an operation that left six militants killed by special security forces in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Sunday.

The bomb-making facilities were destroyed on Saturday night in Haidarabad area of Grishk district, governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“The terrorists take innocent lives with these bombs, but security forces successfully destroyed the factories,” he said.

Six Taliban insurgents were killed and as many others arrested by security personnel, he said, adding that operations in other districts of the province had also been launched.

However, police spokesman 2nd Lt. Shah Mahmud Ashna said three Taliban fighters were killed and six others arrested  in the operations by Afghan commandos in Haidarabad area of Grishk district. He confirmed the three factories had been destroyed.

But a Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed the fighters captured a security checkpoint in Nahr-i-Siraj area of Girshk district on Saturday night, killing 13 security personnel and injuring several others.

The Taliban also destroyed a Afghan military vehicle, killing three soldiers onboard in the Engineer area of the district, he added.

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