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110 Taliban killed in Helmand’s Nad Ali district last week

110 Taliban killed in Helmand’s Nad Ali district last week

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May 30, 2017 - 18:08

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Helmand province on Tuesday said around 110 Talibaninfo-icon militants have been killed last week in Nad Ali district.

Brig. Gen. Aqa Noor Kentoz told reporters here that security forces had launched clearing operations against Taliban militants since last few days. Several commanders were among the slain rebels, Kentoz added.

He said the Taliban attacked security forces in Nad Ali districts yesterday and the ensuing clashes left 28 attackers dead and 13 others.

He added one Afghan National Army soldier and one police were killed and two police and two soldiers were wounded.   

The 215th Maiwand military corps spokesperson told Pajhwok Afghan News that security forces yesterday abandoned their posts tactically for a short time in Loy Bagh locality of Nad Ali district.

For recapturing the posts, he said, air forces bombed the facilities, killing 12 militants and enabling the forces to recapture the posts.

A security source in Helmand said the Taliban briefly captured some posts in Nad Ali  before security forces pushed them back.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said the fighters captured six security forces posts and destroyed three tanks. He said 19 security forces personnel and three Taliban had been killed during the clashes.

The Taliban have been in control of Helmand’s six districts of the total 13.

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