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Taliban’s Red Unit commander among 30 killed in Nangarhar raid

Taliban’s Red Unit commander among 30 killed in Nangarhar raid

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Nov 17, 2018 - 16:11

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A top Talibaninfo-icon commander among 30 insurgents have been killed in a clearing operation in Khogayni district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the National Directorate of security (NDSinfo-icon)’s 02 Unit has targeted the Taliban’s Red Unit fighters in Zawi locality of the district late on Friday night.

He said during the overnight raid, 30 Taliban militants were killed and five Red Unit hideouts of the insurgents destroyed.

Khogyani added a number of other key commanders of the Taliban were also among those killed in the operation.

Rockets, machineguns, hand grenades, Kalashnikovs, motorbikes and some other ammunition were also seized by security forces.

On the other hand, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told Pajhwok that the security forces targeted those fighters of them who were operating against Daesh rebels in the area.

He claimed 16 Afghan Special Force members were killed while confirmed the death of only three insurgents and injury of three others in the operation.

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