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Farah, Bamyan incidents leave 32 militants dead

Farah, Bamyan incidents leave 32 militants dead

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Sep 30, 2017 - 20:09

BAMYAN/ FARAH (Pajhwok): Thirty-two Talibaninfo-icon insurgents and one policeman have been killed during separate clashes and airstrikes in western Farah and central Bamyan provinces, officials said on Saturday.

Twenty-seven militants were killed after Afghan National Army troops ambushed them in Kansak area of Bala Buluk district of Farah province on Friday, Governor Dr. Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said 12 vehicles and a pick-up belonging to militants were completely destroyed in the operation backed by air support.

Several bodies of the insurgents were lying at the clash site and some of them were transferred to Farah City, the governor said.

However, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi said their seven fighters were killed and four vehicles destroyed in the bombardment.

In Bamyan, five militants were killed after they attacked security posts in Shaibar district on Friday, killing one policeman, said Mohammad Azim Farid, the Shaibar district chief.

He said the militants numbering between 80 and 100 were repulsed after reinforcements arrived. It was Taliban’s first coordinated attack on security posts in Shaibar district.

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