March 29, 2018

Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Sar-e-Pul airstrikes: Shaheen Corps

By Khaama Press - Mon Dec 18 2017, 2:54 pm

The Taliban insurgents have suffered heavy casualties during the airstrikes conducted in support of the Afghan during the operations in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army said Monday.

According to a statement by the Shaheen Corps, the airstrikes were conducted in Sancharak district of the province, leaving at least 50 militants dead.

The statement further added that 36 militants were also wounded during the operations and a Humvee armored personnel carrier along with two soft skin vehicles and several motorcycles were destroyed.

The Shaheen Corps also added that the deputy shadow district chief of the group for Sancharak Qari Sher Mohammad and many other commanders were also among those killed.

The Afghan security forces also confiscated several weapons along with some other type of military kits and motorcycles during the operation, the Shaheen Corps added.

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

The security situation in Sar-e-Pul province has started to deteriorate during the recent years amid rampant insurgency led by the Taliban and other insurgent groups.

Both the Taliban and loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group conduct insurgency activities in some parts of Sar-e-Pul province.

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