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46 insurgents eliminated in Helmand raids, claim police

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46 insurgents eliminated in Helmand raids, claim police

Jun 13, 2016 - 15:51

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Monday said 46 Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed in Greshk and Kajaki districts of southern Helmand province.

Police chief, Col. Aqa Noor Kintoz, told Pajhwok Afghan News 14 insurgents were killed and several others wounded during a foreign forces’ airstrike in the Nahr-i-Saraj area of Greshk on Sunday night.

He said the rebel killed had long been active in the area, disturbing the security situation there.

Elsewhere in the province, Kintoz said four militants were killed by police during an ambush in Kajaki.Security forces suffered no casualties in the overnight engagement, he added.

Col. Abdul Sattar Noorzai, commander of Helmand-Kandahar highway, said 28 guerrillas were killed during a drone strike in the Dwa Bandi area of Greshk on Saturday night.

He said the dead included three commanders and four suicide bombers. A number of other rebels were injured in the attack. But the Taliban have not yet commented on the incidents.



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