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Punjabi militants have stronghold in Khashrod district

Punjabi militants have stronghold in Khashrod district

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Oct 26, 2016 - 17:27

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Punjabi militants having created a stronghold sometimes attack security forces’ check-posts in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, the provincial police chief claimed on Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jalani Abubakkar told reporters here they had no exact information about the mentioned fighters, but they had strongholds in Razi-Balochi, Khair-Abad, Kandahari localities of Khashrod district. 

He added the Punjabi militants in the past were affiliated with Talibaninfo-icon, but now they operated separately and were in possession of advanced binoculars through which they targeted security forces during night.

A security official, who did not want to be named, said the Punjabi Taliban numbered around 200 who sneaked into different parts of the district over the past six months. He said most residents of the district had been displaced due to insecurity. 

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