AVA- The government forces in the latest crackdown against anti-government insurgents air-bombed Taliban hideouts in Qala-e-Zal district of northern Kunduz province on Saturday, killing four insurgents on the spot and injuring two others, an army spokesman in northern region Ghulam Hazrat Karimi said.
According to Karimi, a Taliban group commander Mullah Nawab is also among those killed in the air raids.
Similarly, the government forces backed by fighting aircrafts pounded the hideouts of the ISIS outfit in Haska Mina district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, killing 10 armed militants including two group commanders namely Zahid and Khalid on the spot, and injuring several others, provincial administration spokesman Ataullah Khogiani said.
In an identical operation, government forces targeted Taliban hideout in Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province on Friday evening, killing five militants including a shadow district governor Qari Mohammad Rasoul on the spot, provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani confirmed.
However, Taliban militants, in counter-attacks, stormed security checkpoints outside Jawzjan provincial capital Shiberghan in the wee hours of Saturday, killing seven security personnel and wounding five others, deputy to provincial police chief Kamaludin Yawar said.
In the same way, a Taliban attack against police in northern Takhar province injured two policemen including district police chief for the restive Ashkamish district on Friday evening, provincial government spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajri said.
Sunday 16 December 2018 04:36