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75 militants killed in Herat fresh offensive

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75 militants killed in Herat fresh offensive

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Nov 20, 2017 - 12:23

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Seventy-five insurgents have been killed and 25 others wounded during an operation in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official claimed on Monday.

Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted the operation codenamed “Azam Kahlid 21” in Sarayak, Mir Haidar, Deh Ali Bek, Deh Naw, Deh Pahlawan and Azizabad areas.

He said the 10-day offensive was carried out by Public Order Police, Afghan National Police, Border Police, Afghan National Army, Special Forces and NDSinfo-icon personnel. A dozen insurgents involved in disruptive activities were detained.

Farhad added: “The operation was aimed to eliminate the militant hideouts under the leadership of Mullahinfo-icon Najeebullah, Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow district chief, and some other areas also came under air attacks. Several commanders, including Mullah Samad, were killed.”

Four vehicles, two Humvee tanks, two pick-ups and a Fielder car belonging to the Taliban were also destroyed during the offensive, said Farhad. About six hideouts were also destroyed.

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