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Tagab offensive: 88 Taliban killed, 103 injured

Tagab offensive: 88 Taliban killed, 103 injured

Apr 10, 2017 - 16:31

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said 88 Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed and scores of others wounded during three months of an ongoing operation in central Kapisa province.

Kapisa police chief Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the three-month-old offensive was ongoing in Tagab district.

He said so far 88 Taliban militants had been killed and 103 others injured during the operation that resulted in clearing 27 villages of the guerrillas.

Col. Sherin Agha Faqiri, Afghan army’s 201 Selab Militray Corps spokesman, also said the rebels sustained heavy casualties in the operation.

He said a number of key Taliban commanders including their deputy governor for Kapisa were killed in the operation.

Local residents confirmed the operation in Tagab district was ongoing. Faridon, who lives in Ahmadzai village of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Tagab-Sarobi road was reopened for traffic as a result of the offensive.

“The road had been blocked for a long time. but now the road is open and security posts have been established along the route,” he said.

Local Taliban in Kapisa denied talking to this scribe about the ongoing operation in Tagab, where the rebels control a number of areas.


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