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12 Kamal Khan Dam guards killed in Taliban attack

12 Kamal Khan Dam guards killed in Taliban attack

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Nov 13, 2018 - 20:44

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants killed a dozen security guards of the Kamal Khan Dam in Chahar Burjak district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.

A security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban coordinately stormed the Kamal Khan dam’s facility late Monday night.

He said 12 security guards of the dam were killed and an insurgent was also killed in the ensuing clash.

Pajhwok tried to seek security officials’ comment in this regard. but they refused to talk about the incident.

Meanwhile, Maj. Mohammad Reza Rezae, spokesman for the Maiwand Military Corps in Delaram district of the province, said a key Taliban commander Mullahinfo-icon Saifullah was killed along with four comrades and seven others wounded in a clearing operation code named “Maiwand20”.

He also assured that Landi village in Menar Khasrod locality of the district has been cleared of Taliban presence during the clearing operation.

He said security forces and civilians suffered no causalities in the clearing operation.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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