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7 rebels killed, 9 wounded in Laghman offensive

7 rebels killed, 9 wounded in Laghman offensive

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Apr 08, 2017 - 19:03

MIHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban militants have been killed and nine others wounded in an ongoing operation in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Saturday.

Laghman governor’s spokesperson, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation codenamed ‘Almas 2’ was launched jointly by Afghan forces on Friday.

He added that seven militants were killed, nine wounded and nine others were arrested during the offensive.

The militants suffered casualties belonged to Talibaninfo-icon commanders named Janat Gul and Marshali who were involved in roadside bombs, killing innocent people and carrying out other destructive activities, Zwak added.

The operation which is currently in progress in Omarzai area would clear around 110 villages, he said.

Security check posts will be also established in Sultan village and other insecure areas to prevent militants’ movements and improve security situation of Mihtarlam city, the provincial capital, Zwak added.   

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