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5 militants killed, 4 arrested in Logar raid

5 militants killed, 4 arrested in Logar raid

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Jun 08, 2017 - 16:38

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces on Thursday killed five insurgents and arrested four others during raids in various parts of the provincial capital of central Logar province, an official said.

Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces conducted operations in Poorak, Haroonkhel and Dashti Bahar areas of Pul-i-Alam early in the morning.

Three Kalashnikovs, three motorcycles, military uniforms, rocket and mortar shells and other explosives were also seized, said Saleh. Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties.

Faridoon, an inhabitant of Poork locality, said some mortar shells struck homes during clashes in the village, leaving three civilians wounded.

He did not give information about Talibaninfo-icon casualties, but said security forces arrested some Taliban fighters.

The Taliban have not yet commented over the raid.

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