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20 Taliban, 8 Daesh killed in Ghazni, Baghlan

20 Taliban, 8 Daesh killed in Ghazni, Baghlan

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Jul 23, 2018 - 18:46

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Twenty Talibaninfo-icon and eight Daesh rebels have been killed in airstrikes and clashes with security forces in northern Baghlan and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said Monday.

Baghlan police chief Brig. Gen. Ikramuddin Sari told in a press conference in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, that foreign forces conducted airstrikes in Dehna Ghori and Burka districts of the province last night.

A Taliban’s usharinfo-icon in-charge Abdul Ghafoor was killed along with two others in the airstrikes that also killed Taliban’s military chief for Burka district along with four others.

Separately, the police chief said, insurgents coordinately stormed security check-posts in Nahrin district late Sunday night. Six attackers were killed and nearly a dozen more wounded in the ensuing clash, he said.

In Ghazni province, the Taliban attacked security posts in Zankhan, Andar, Qarabagh, Jaghatu, Giru, Gilan, Rashidan and in Ghazni City  late Sunday night, Ghani police chief Col. Farid Ahmad Mashal told Pajhwok.

The resultant clashes left one security personnel and six insurgents dead and four security personnel and five Taliban wounded.

Elsewhere in Ghazni, eight Daesh rebels were killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in Tangi Sado area of Nawa district on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on his twitter account claimed security forces were inflicted heavy casualties during last night attacks in Ghazni province.

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