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18 Taliban killed, 19 captured in Kandahar operation

18 Taliban killed, 19 captured in Kandahar operation

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Sep 20, 2018 - 16:37

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Security forces killed 18 Talibaninfo-icon militants, injured several others and detained another 19 during last night operations in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.

The governor’s spokesman, Aziz Ahmad Azizi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operations involving special forces unit were carried out in Zangal area from 7pm Wednesday until 4am Thursday morning.

Backed by air support, the special forces killed 18 militants, captured 19 alive and injured several others, he said, adding the dead rebels included two group commanders.

The security forces also destroyed six centers of the Taliban, 250 kilograms of explosives, 38 anti-personnel landmines and a large quantity of light and heavy weapons during the operations.

Shah Walikot district is situated 40km north of Kandahar City. Taliban hold sway in various parts of the district where the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway passes.

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