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9 rebels killed, 14 wounded in Uruzgan battle

9 rebels killed, 14 wounded in Uruzgan battle

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Feb 27, 2017 - 21:02

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least nine Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed and 14 others wounded during a clearing operation in southern Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday.

Uruzgan police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangari, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation was carried out on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the provincial capital. A notorious Taliban commander named Mullahinfo-icon Amin was among the slain militants, he added.

On the other hand, Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said Mullah Amin was alive and fighting in the first line of battle.

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