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17 Taliban killed, 14 wounded in Ghazni clashes

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17 Taliban killed, 14 wounded in Ghazni clashes

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Apr 22, 2017 - 15:59

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 17 Talibaninfo-icon, including two notorious commanders, have been killed during separate clashes with security forces in southern Ghanzni province, an official said on Saturday.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News a clearing operation was launched few days back in Mangur, Shalez, Arozo and Qarabagh areas.

He said 17 Taliban, including two commanders Mullahinfo-icon Abdul Bashir and Mullah Khalid, have been killed and 14 others wounded. Two militants’ vehicles were destroyed by airstrike during the operation.

Amarkhel urged Ghazni residents to cooperate the security personnel in stability of security in the province.

Jamshid, the resident of locality, said vehicles were destroyed by airstrikes and security forces recaptured Mangur area from the Taliban.

The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed clash in Ghazni province that killed Commander Abdul Bashir along with his two colleagues and said Mullah Khalid was an ordinary commander.

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