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13 insurgents killed in Nangarhar, Kapisa incidents

13 insurgents killed in Nangarhar, Kapisa incidents

Oct 03, 2016 - 13:20

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Monday.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News 11 militants were killed in an airstrike in Khato and Kandaw villages of Shirzad district.

He said a large quantity of ammunition belonging to the militants was also destroyed in the raid on Sunday night. Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties, he said.

However, the Taliban denied the air raid in Sherzad. The group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said no airstrike was carried in the district last night.

According to another report, two militants were killed and a third wounded in a counterattack by security personnel in the Sherkhel area of Tagab district in Kapisa late on Sunday.

“Taliban are weakened and try to attack security posts in different areas of Kapisa, but the attacks result in their own casualties,” he said.

Sherzad, a resident of the area, said a civilian was also injured in the Taliban attack on security posts. But the fighters have not yet commented on the incident so far.

Tagab is one of the unstable districts of Kapisa where Afghan forces and the Taliban usually clash.



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