• publish: 21 December 2016
  • time: 5:11 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4697

Taliban commander among 44 militants killed in fresh raids

A Taliban local commander, Mulla Ramazan, has been killed along with 43 other insurgents during the fresh military raids, Afghan Ministry of Defence said.

Up to 43 militants were also wounded during the operations in nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces within the period, the ministry said in a statement.

In one operation, 19 Taliban militants had been killed and 15 wounded when the joint troops raided their bunkers on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, capital of the restive southern Helmand province.

Mulla Ramazan the Taliban local commander along with 9 other militants was killed in northern Kunduz province, while 13 others were also wounded.

In neighboring Uruzgan province, some 10 militants were killed and 12 wounded as the joint forces raided Taliban hideouts in Shah Mansoor, a village outside the provincial capital of Tirin Kot, according to the statement.

The remaining casualties on the side of militants took place in countryside.

Supported by the army’s artillery and warplanes, the troops also found weapons and defused dozens of landmines during the raids, the statement said without disclosing whether there were any casualties on security forces.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.

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