Home > Afghanistan > Iranians among 29 Insurgents Killed in Faryab Clashes

Iranians among 29 Insurgents Killed in Faryab Clashes

Wednesday 2 January 2019

MAIMANA (Pajhwok Afghan News) — At least 29 Taliban insurgents have been killed, including two Iranian nationals, in clashes with security forces in north-western Faryab province, the military said on Wednesday.

A statement from the Afghan National Army’s 209th Shaheen Military Corps said the rebels sustained casualties in Sherin Tagab and Khwaja Sabzposh districts during the past 24 hours. Twenty-nine rebels, including two Iranian militants Mullah Ahmad and Mullah Jandullah (pseudonyms) were killed during fire fight on the highway, it said.

Another two notorious commanders Mullah Nasrat and Mullah Sade were also among the dead who were killed in an airstrike in Khwaja Sabzposh.

The military cited intelligence organs saying another 23 rebels were injured and the hideout of Shafiq Haqyar, a local Taliban commander, was destroyed.

On the other hand, four security forces were slightly wounded during a clash on the Maimana-Andkhoi highway.

The Taliban have not yet commented about these incidents.


Any message or comments?

pre-moderation

This forum is moderated before publication: your contribution will only appear after being validated by an administrator.

Who are you?
Your post

To create paragraphs, just leave blank lines.