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21 militants killed, 11 captured in Logar, Uruzgan

21 militants killed, 11 captured in Logar, Uruzgan

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Dec 05, 2018 - 15:53

TIRINKOT/ PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 21 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and 11 others captured alive during operations in central Uruzgan and Logar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.

Maj. Khan Jan Nasrati, spokesman for the 205thAtal Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that air forces targeted insurgents’ hideouts in Charchino and Khas Uruzgan districts of Uruzgan province late Tuesday night.

He said 17 militants were killed and six Kalashnikovs, an artillery and its eight shells were seized by security forces during the overnight raid.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the air and ground operations in the two districts.

In Logar, four insurgents were killed and 11 others captured alive during an operation by National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) 01 unit forces in Babos area of Logar City on Tuesday night, police said.

Provincial police spokesman Shapoor Ahmazdzai said Taliban’s Red Unit members Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Gul and Mullah Azim were also among the dead.

On the other hand, Besmillah, a resident of the area, said five people were killed and 11 others wounded during the operation. According to him, civilians were also among the casualties.

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