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21 militants killed in Syedabad commando operation

21 militants killed in Syedabad commando operation

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Oct 11, 2018 - 14:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 21 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed in operations in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province, the spy service said on Thursday.

The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said Afghan Special Forces conducted the operation against the militants holding a meeting on ways of disrupting the election process.

A statement from the intelligence agency said 21 rebels were killed, including a shadow district chief and Haqqani Networkinfo-icon member. Two others were arrested.

Several weapons and ammunition were also destroyed during the raid. The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

sa/mud

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