Pakistanis among 44 militants killed in Nimroz; Taliban deny Afghan govt claim


ZARANJ: Forty Four militants, including 25 Pakistani, have been killed and 31 others wounded during clearing operation in the Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.
Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Abu Bakar told an Afghan news agency that the operation was underway in the district over the past six days.
He said: “Security forces recovered a huge quantity of weapons that included 25 landmines, 77 bags and six cans of explosives, 50 explosive plates, four remote controls, a corolla type of vehicle, a Mazda type of vehicle, one machine gun, one RPG and a Kalashnikov.
Forty-One strong bunkers of the enemy were destroyed in the operation, he added.
Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected government narration about casualties inflicted on the Taliban and said over 102 security personnel had been killed and wounded, 15 tanks and military vehicles were destroyed during a clash a couple of days back.
He said four Taliban were killed and seven others wounded in the clash.
Mujahid also rejected the presence of Pakistanis in the Taliban ranks in Khashrud battle.– Agencies


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