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21 rebels killed, wounded in Kapisa offensive

21 rebels killed, wounded in Kapisa offensive

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Jan 13, 2017 - 10:41

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Twenty-one militants have been killed and wounded and militants have been purged of four localities in the Tagab district of central northeastern Kapisa province during ongoing clearing operation, an official said on Friday.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Razzaq Yaqubi told Pajhwok Afghan News fighting was still ongoing in some areas of the district between security forces and the militants.

He said four large areas had been cleared of the insurgents and as many rebel commanders were among 21 killed and wounded.

He said the operation would continue until militants were purged of all southern areas of the district.

Haji Jannat, the resident of locality, said fighting was underway in the southern and central part of the district in which local security forces, civilians and militants suffered causalities.

Some people had migrated to other places due to fighting which was still underway, he added.

Police Spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai, however, rejected reports about civilian and security forces casualties.

It was pertinent to mention that operation codenamed Ghubar was launched in the Tagab and Najrab districts of Kapisa province last week.

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