- publish: 17 October 2015
- time: 10:29 pm
- category: Security&Crime
- No: 1776
Taliban corpses in Kunduz sent back to their families
Baghlan Police Chief Abdul Jabar Purdeli on Saturday said the bodies of scores of Taliban fighters who were killed in the Kunduz battle by security forces have been handed over to their families.
He said insurgents killed were mostly from Baghlan and that key figures and commanders of the Taliban were among the dead.
Purdeli said the highest casualty toll recorded during the battle was of insurgents.
“Most of whom were from different districts of Baghlan,” Purdeli said.
“According to our latest information, bodies of 90 militants from different parts of Baghlan including Pul-e-Khumri city, Baghlan-e-Markazi district and other parts were sent to their families,” he added.
He said four insurgents were also recently arrested during clashes in Kunduz, adding that at least eight Taliban fighters were killed and 12 others were wounded in recent clashes in Baghlan.
This comes after the Taliban carried out a well-orchestrated attack on Kunduz city three weeks ago. They manage to hold the city for three days until troops moved in and cleared the area.
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