May 11, 2018

Taliban shadow governor and military commission chief killed in Uruzgan

By Khaama Press - Sun May 29 2016, 9:42 am

Dead Taliban in Baghlan_censoredAt least 9 Taliban militants including the group’s two top leaders were killed during separate clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Uruzgan province.

The 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan National Army said the group’s shadow governor Mawlavi Jan Agha and military commission chief Asadullah were among those killed.

At least 5 militants were also wounded during the operations and 5 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were seized and defused, a statement by 205th Atal Corps said.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Chora, and Khas Uruzgan districts.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the terror groups.

The security officials are saying the Afghan forces will continue to maintain pressures against the terror groups as they continue to step up attacks against the Afghan forces and civilians.

The operations by the Afghan security forces are being conducted as part of the Shafaq annual offensive which was launched late in March in response to the growing insurgency activities led by the Taliban group.

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