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55 rebels killed 10 injured in Kandahar operations

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55 rebels killed 10 injured in Kandahar operations

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Nov 21, 2017 - 15:31

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fifty-five insurgents have been killed and 10 others injured in security forces joint operations in the Maiwand and Zherai districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News 30 insurgents were killed and some injured in Monday operations by army, police and public order police in the Kala Shamer and Jagroom areas.

The operation lasted for about nine hours, he said, adding 21 motorcycles and two vehicles were destroyed and 21 landmines planted by militants were defused.

Durrani said security forces conducted a separate operation on Monday night in Sang Bur area in which five rebels were arrested, nine motorcycles and one vehicle was destroyed.

In Maiwand, 25 militants were killed and 10 others injured in security forces operation in the Qari Saleem valley. Afghan Air Forces also supported the Maiwand operation.

Thirty Motorcycles and some weapons had been recovered during the offensive.

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