• publish: 29 August 2016
  • time: 8:12 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4328

Taliban militants suffered more than 130 casualties in Sar-e-Pul province

Local officials in northern Sar-e-Pul province say that Taliban insurgents have suffered heavy casualties here as Afghan forces conducted a number of operations against their hideouts.

Media office of Sar-e-Pul governor in a statement said Afghan forces have conducted a number of aerial and ground operations in the province, that during which at least 50 Taliban insurgents including their three commanders were killed.

The statement cited Sar-e-Pul governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat as saying that at least 90 other Taliban insurgents have been wounded as a results of these operations commenced almost ten days ago and have been going on so far.

Some amount of ammunitions and explosive devices from these militants have also been seized.

The statement added that all areas formerly fallen to Taliban including Guzar, Gajwa, Top Khana, Masjid Sabz and Deh Murda were cleared of Taliban militants after the operations were intensified last week.

According to Zahir Wahdat, the operations were jointly conducted for the first time by Afghan forces and former Jihadi commanders against Taliban militants.

Zahir Wahdat also confirmed that 11 Afghan police and militias have suffered martyrdom and 19 others wounded.

“These Taliban militants were led by 8 Pakistani and 6 Uzbek fighters,” said he adding that a number of civilians were displaced to Sanchark district, Sar-e-Pul city, Sheberghan and Mazar-e-Sharif as a results of these fightings.

He called on government and aid entities to help displaced civilians.


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