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5 insurgents killed, policeman hurt in Nangarhar

5 insurgents killed, policeman hurt in Nangarhar

Nov 01, 2016 - 12:02

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One policeman has been wounded as a result of an explosion while five militants have been killed in security operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted airstrikes and ground offensives against militants in Khogyani and Chaparhar districts.

In the overnight operations in Khogyani, the police spokesman said, four rebelsincluding a group leader named Qari Shakirwere killed and three others wounded.

He said one Daesh militant was killed in the Chaparhar operation. Civilian and security forces were not harmed, Col. Mashriqiwal added.

In Behsud district, one policeman was wounded in an early morning explosion. The governor’s spokesman said the blast happened at around 9:00am.

Attaullah Khogyaniadded the magnetic bomb had been attached to a police vehicle. The injured policeman was shifted to hospital and is said to be in stable condition.