April 24, 2014

Clashes in Helmand, 14 Taliban militants killed or injured

By Ghanizada - Sun Nov 10 2013, 11:49 am

Taliban militants killed in Badghis provinceAt least 14 Taliban militants were killed or injured during clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

A local security official, Mohammad Ismail Hotak confirming the report said clashes took place late Saturday in Greshk district.

Mr. Hotak further added that five Taliban militants were killed and fourteen others were injured during the clashes.

He said four Afghan national security forces were also injured during the clashes which continued until late Sunday evening.

Taliban group in Afghanistan also confirmed the clashes and said four Afghan soldiers were killed during the gun battle with the Taliban fighters.

However, local government officials deny the Taliban group claims.

In the meantime, local officials in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan said Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security forces have detained a Taliban commander during an operation in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman, Javid Faisal said the Taliban commander was arrested in Panjwai district during an overnight operation.

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