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Taliban’s district chief among 10 killed in Kunduz offensive

Taliban’s district chief among 10 killed in Kunduz offensive

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Feb 21, 2016 - 12:04

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A Talibaninfo-icon-designated district chief and nine other militants have been killed during an operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.

Military commander Gen. Mohiuddin Ghori told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos and police launched the operation in Dasht-i-Archi district on Sunday morning.

He said the Taliban’s shadow district chief, Mullahinfo-icon Shakir,was among the 10 fighters killed in the operation. Afghan forces also wrested back Pul-i- Momin area from the rebels.

Gen. Ghori claimed circling several insurgents inside a house in the area, saying they would be arrested or killed.

Abdullah, a resident of the area, said dozens of families had been displaced to the Qarlaq area of Dasht-i-Archi district.

“The clashes erupted early in the morning. I don’t know whether civilians have suffered casualties, but people are leaving homes,” he added.

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