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7 rebels killed, 10 injured in Uruzgan offensive

7 rebels killed, 10 injured in Uruzgan offensive

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Apr 06, 2017 - 22:14

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Seven Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed and 10 others wounded in an ongoing operation in southern Uruzgan province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday.

Brig. Gen.  Ghulam Farooq Sangari told a press conference here that one security personnel was also killed and 12 others wounded in the ongoing offensive codenamed ‘Khalid.’

He said a significant progress had been achieved in the operation that was launched 10 days ago in villages around the provincial capital, Tirinkot.

The police chief said a poppy eradication campaign was ongoing in areas which had been recaptured from the Taliban. So far 200 acres of land has been cleared of the plant.

Security check posts will be established in areas recaptured from Taliban, the police chief said.

He said the operation will continue until the road between Harawod district and Trinkot was reopened for traffic.

Sangari said the salary problem of police had been resolved. Earlier Uruzgan police salaries were suspended for four months.

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