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29 militants dead in separate ground, air raids: Officials

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29 militants dead in separate ground, air raids: Officials

Nov 19, 2018 - 15:39

PUL-I-ALAM/LASHKARGAH/SHARANA (Pajhwok): Nearly 30 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed during security forces’ operations and airstrikes in Logar, Helmand and Paktika provinces, officials said on Monday.

Logar governor’s spokesman Shapoor Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that security forces conducted operations in Baraki Barak, Kharwar and Khoshi districts late Sunday night.

At least 12 insurgents were killed and several weapons and ammunition seized during the overnight raid, he said, adding security forces and civilians suffered no casualties.

Naseer Ahmad, a resident of Khoshi district, said a Taliban hideout was attacked by security forces, killing six rebels late last night.

Elsewhere in Helmand province, six militants were killed in a result foreign forces’ airstrike in Shorki area of Greshk district, said Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, tweeted that eight civilians, including womeninfo-icon and children, had been killed in foreign forces’ airstrike in Greshk district.

Also in the Greshk district, four rebels were killed in an airstrike in Aziz Camp area and another three were killed in a separate airstrike by foreign forces in Doab area of Sangin district, said Maj. Abdul Qader Bahadorzai, spokesman for the Afghan army’s 215thMaiwand Military Corps.

In Paktika, four Taliban insurgents were killed, including the group financier, as a result of an Afghan forces raid in Matakhan district, said the district police chief, Abdul Wodood Andar.



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