Tue, Oct

Dozens of rebels dead in Uruzgan clashes


anasfTen days of armed clashes in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province have ended with the killing of dozens of insurgents, an official claimed on Sunday.

The battles broke out when dozens of rebels mounted attacks on police check posts soon after Eid-ul-Fitr, deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Aslam, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the clashes in Shala Nava, Siasang and Pachghar areas of Khas Uruzgan ended a day earlier, leaving 44 rebels dead and 16 others wounded.
Bodies of a number of fighters are still lying at the site. One militant commander Mullah Marhoom was among the dead. An Afghan soldier also died and another was injured.
The Taliban are yet to comment on the clashes.

Source:Pajhwok afghan news