January 18, 2018

2 prominent Taliban commanders among 18 killed in special military raids

By Khaama Press - Sat Jun 04 2016, 7:38 pm

Taliban-militants-blown-up-by-own-explosivesAt least 18 Taliban insurgents were killed in the latest special military operations conducted by the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the operations were conducted in the past 48 hours in Zabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Faryab, Logar and Kabul provinces.

According to a statement by MoI, at least 19 Taliban militants also sustained injuries during the same operations.

The statement further added that the prominent Taliban commanders killed during the operations have been identified as commander Sangari and Qari Amin.

MoI said the two Taliban commanders were invovled in major terrorist activities in the vicinity of Arghandab district of Zabul and Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

The Afghan police forces also confiscated a PK machine gun, 1 Ak-47 rifle, 1 mortar and 34 mines duringthe operations, MoI said, adding that a Dshk heavy machine gun was destroyed along with several hideouts of the militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

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