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15 Taliban insurgents killed in Hesarak offensive

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15 Taliban insurgents killed in Hesarak offensive

Jul 10, 2018 - 14:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Talibaninfo-icon militants have been eliminated during a clearing operation in the Hesarak districk of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Nantiaonal Directorat of Secuiryt (NDSinfo-icon) personnel conducted the ground and air operation in Miagan locality late on Monday night.

He said 15 Taliban insurgents were killed and one captured alive during the overnight iffensive. He added insurgents hideouts , weapons and ammuniations were also destyroed. The security forces and civilans suffered no caualslites.

On the other hand, Malako Khan, a tribal elder of the area, told Pajhwok the operation took place after the militants stormed security check-posts in the area. Both sides suffered causalites but he did not have excat figures.

According to antother report, operations have been underway against Taliban in Batikot district over the past 24-hour. Some villages had been cleared, the 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Sherin Aqa Faqiri said.

The Talbian have so far said nothing about the operations.


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