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Aug 07, 2017
Pakistanis among 15 Taliban killed in Paktika offensive

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Aug 07, 2017 - 11:50

SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban insurgent have been killed during a clearing operation in the Gomal district of southeastern Paktika province, officials claimed on Monday.

Col. Mohammad Ayub, commander of the 6th battalion of the army, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces launched the offensive on the Gomal highway two days ago.

He said 15 militants, including Pakistani rebels, were killed and several other wounded during the offensive.

He added their operations were slowed down by landmines planted on the route. However, he hoped by the end of the day the security forces would enter the district.

Raz Mohammad, border forces commander, said security personnel and civilians had suffered no casualties during the ongoing offensive.

He added they were moving well and more areas had been recaptured from militants. The Taliban have not yet commented on the sweep.

But the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, tweeted a roadside explosion hit the Afghan National Army’s pick-up in Khoshamand district.

He claimed four ANA soldiers were killed and three others wounded. Security officials have said nothing yet about the roadside blast.

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