2 key commanders of the Taliban group arrested in Helmand
By Khaama Press - Wed Jun 01 2016, 12:40 pm
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said “Yesterday evening, Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army conducted a joint security operation to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.”
“The operation was conducted in Char Kocha Darbar village, Greshk District of southern Helmand province, as a result eight armed Taliban were killed and 11 other armed Taliban were arrested including two key commanders of armed Taliban named Mullah Janan and Mullah Ghami,” a statement by MoI said.
The statement further added that the clearance operation still continues against armed Taliban in mentioned area.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as the Afghan Special Forces have been deployed to southern Helmand province amid intensifying clashes between the Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces.
The Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks in Nad-e-Ali and Nahr-e-Saraj districts, erupting heavy clashes and at least 11 policemen lost their lives during the gun battle.