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19 Taliban killed in Nimroz offensive

19 Taliban killed in Nimroz offensive

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Jan 08, 2017 - 21:21

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least 19 Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and as many wounded during a security forces’ operation in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Sunday.

Governor Mohammad Sami told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation was launched in Regrishan locality on Saturday night and as a result, 19 militants were killed and as many wounded. He said some bunkers of the rebels were also destroyed by security forces.

But his claim was rejected by Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, rejected. He claimed Regrishan area was still under their control.

The operation follows a clash between security forces and Taliban militants in Khashrud district five days ago, with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other.

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