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Taliban commander among 9 killed in Kapisa operations

Taliban commander among 9 killed in Kapisa operations

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Jan 14, 2017 - 14:58

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least nine Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed during operations in Koh-i-Band and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday.

Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban commander Abdul Khabir was killed and his two partners were wounded in the operation in Darnama locality.

Security forces and civilians suffered no causalities during the overnight offensive, which also led to the seizure of some weapons from the rebels, he added.

Meanwhile, eight militants were killed and seven others injured in a separate operation in Tagab district, where the security personnel reopened the road the Taliban used for smuggling chromite to Pakistaninfo-icon.

The Taliban have no yet commented about the incidents but claimed inflicting heavy casualties on the security forces in Nijrab district.

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