September 23, 2018

Taliban commanders, security personnel among 19 killed, wounded in Baghlan clashes

By Khaama Press - Wed Sep 05 2018, 9:13 am

At least 19 people including local Taliban commanders and security personnel were killed or wounded during the clashes in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. (File Photo)

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said at least six militants have been killed during the clashes with the security forces in Lakan village.

The statement further added that the clashes broke out amid ongoing operations being conducted as part of Nawid-15 operations.

According to the 209th Shaheen Corps, a local commander of the Taliban group identified as Qari Jawid is among those killed.

At least 11 Taliban militants also sustained injuries during the clashes together with 2 security personnel whose health condition has been reported as stable, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Baghlan has been among the relatively calm provinces in the North but the security situation of the province has deteriorated during the recent years.

The Taliban militants often carry out coordinated attacks and other types of terrorist related activities in some remote parts of the province.

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