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71 insurgents eliminated in Kunduz offensive

71 insurgents eliminated in Kunduz offensive

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Feb 28, 2016 - 17:23

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Seventy-one Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed and scores of others wounded during clearing operations in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangal Bagh told Pajhwok Afghan News 61 insurgents killed in Dasht-i-Archi district included some notorious commanders.

He said another 10 rebels were killed and five more wounded in parts of Chardara and Khanabad districts. He hoped the entire province would be soon purged of rebels.

Meanwhile, Gen. Ahmad Habibi, commander of 20th armoured brigade, declared the ongoing offensive would continue until the last insurgent was eliminated in the province. 

But Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed inflicting heavy causalities on security forces during clashes in the province.

He said three commandoes were killed, two others wounded and a tank was destroyed and all onboard killed and wounded.

The ongoing operation in Kunduz was launched after residents complained against growing insecurity.

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