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45 militants killed in Uruzgan operation: police

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45 militants killed in Uruzgan operation: police

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Sep 06, 2017 - 18:24

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 45 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed during an Afghan forces operation in central Uruzgan province, the provincial police chief said on Wednesday.

Brig Gen. Rahmatullah Siddiqi told a press conference here the clearing operation codenamed “Khanjer-7” was being carried out on the outskirts of Tirinkot city and Khas Uruzgan district.

He said the operation was also being supported by the air forces and the security forces recaptured Garam Ab, Soilee Hujra and some other areas.

He said more than 40 militants had been killed and several others wounded in the operation that would continue until all areas were cleared of militants.

Col. Rahmatshah Qemati, ANA fourth brigade commander, said security forces had set up check posts in areas they captured. He confirmed more than 40 rebels were killed 54 others wounded. A number of areas were cleared of landmines.

Yahya Alawi, spokesman for Atal Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that security personnel attacked Taliban’s hideouts in Khas Uruzgan district on Tuesday night.

He said five militants were killed and three others, including a commander Mullahinfo-icon Ashraf was wounded in the attack.

Alawi said weapons including two machine guns, five Kalashnikovs and three motorcycles were destroyed during the attack.

Taliban have not yet commented about the operation.

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