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19 militants killed in Kunduz offensive

19 militants killed in Kunduz offensive

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:02

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 19 Taliban insurgents including notorious commanders have been killed and 14 others wounded during a clearing operation in Chahar Dara district of northeastern Kunduz province, a police statement said.

A statement from Kunduz police received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the operation was ongoing in Qasaba, Sajaniha and Isakhel villages of Chahar Dara district for the past 48 hours.

It said 13 militants including notorious commanders Qari Haroon, Qari Israr and Hayatullah were killed and seven others wounded.

The statement added a Taliban commander Qari Khetab among six other militants was killed and six others wounded in a separate incident. Some weapons and ammunitions belonging to militants also destroyed during the offensive, the source concluded.

Taliban have not yet commented over the fresh offensive.