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Above 60 militants dead in Badakhshan raids

Above 60 militants dead in Badakhshan raids

May 05, 2017 - 19:47

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): More than 60 militants have been killed in a series of raids by security forces in Ishkashim district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday.

The raids were carried out in various parts of the district yesterday, with security forces confiscating three armored vehicles, two standing guns, artillery shells, other weapons, said Mehfoozullah Akbari, a spokesman for the 808 police zone in the northeast.

He said more than 60 insurgents were killed and several others wounded in the operations as of Thursday evening. He said the security forces had advanced a kilometer and the clash was still ongoing.

The Taliban in a statement claimed a number of government forces were killed and wounded in clashes in Ishkashim district, rejecting casualties to the fighters.