• publish: 10 January 2016
  • time: 10:29 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2931

Afghan forces kill at least 20 insurgents in Sarepul

At least 20 insurgents were killed in a week-long military operation in northern Sar-e-Pul province, local officials said on Sunday.

In addition, 40 other insurgents were injured, Tolo News reported.

The operation was launched in Aqso area of Sayead, Adrang, Balghali, Lati, Qal-e-Sokhta and Dar-e-Sultan areas of the province and ended on Saturday, Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Qayoum Baqizoy said.

Baqizoy said that a number of villages have also been cleared of insurgents.

However, he did not provide details about the security forces casualties.

Meanwhile, officials of the provincial council said that Laghman and Sokhta villages are not yet cleared of the insurgents.

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