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Tajik nationals among 13 militants dead in Badakhshan assault

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Tajik nationals among 13 militants dead in Badakhshan assault

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Jul 05, 2016 - 13:49

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen militants, including four Tajiks, have been killed by security forces in the Arghanjkhwa district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Zabihullah Nayab told Pajhwok Afghan News the firefight happened at around 5:30pm on Monday in Dasht-i-Shewa locality.

He said the group of Talibaninfo-icon faced defeat in Arghistan district, where security personnel had launched an offensive. Thirteen rebels were trying to sneak into other areas, when ambushed by the security forces.

A couple of days ago, 31 Taliban were killed and 53 others wounded in a clearing operation in Arghistan district.

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