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NDS claims destroying key Taliban centers in Balkh

NDS claims destroying key Taliban centers in Balkh

May 20, 2018 - 16:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) on Sunday claimed destroying key Talibaninfo-icon centers during an operation in Chamtal district of northern Balkh province.

A statement from the spy service to Pajhwok Afghan News said that NDS special forces were part of the joint operations on Taliban hideouts in Chamtal district.

The statement said 10 Taliban militants were killed and six others captured alive along with some weapons and ammunition.

The Taliban had been planning suicide attacks and other assaults on the provincial capital and other areas from these centers, the NDS said.

On the other hand, a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing 17 local policemen and wounding 12 others including the police chief in Chamtal district.

Balkh police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani said the operation in Chamtal district was ongoing over the past several days, but he had no information about casualties.


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