Publish dateTuesday 3 April 2018 - 10:05
Story Code : 161099
The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan reacted at the reports regarding the alleged killing of a top Chinese militant leader in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
AVA- Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claims that the reports regarding the killing of a top Chinese militant leader in Jurm district are baseless as he called it a ‘propaganda by enemies’.
Mujahid went on to claim that the Afghan forces conducted an operation in Jurm district but the heavy mortar shelling and raid resulted to massive civilian casualties.
The Taliban spokesman claims that 28 civilians including women and children were killed as he emphasizes that no foreign fighters are based in Badakhshan apart from the Taliban militants.
He also claimed that the there is no foreign insurgent by the name of Mustafa among the ranks of the Taliban in Badakhshan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said on Saturday that at least seven militants including two Chinese nationals were killed during the operations.
The officials further added that one of the Chinese nationals killed during the operations has been identified as Mustafa who was the deputy leader of a Chinese militant group.
A spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps Mohammad Hanif Rezayi confirmed that the militants were killed in Jurm district.
Rezayi further added that thirteen militants were also wounded during the operations but the security personnel involved in the operations have not sustained any casualty.
The local residents in Jurm district have also not sustained any casualty during the operations, the Shaheen Corps spokesman added.
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