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Ghor clash leaves 7 rebels dead, 4 held in Nimroz

Ghor clash leaves 7 rebels dead, 4 held in Nimroz

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:15


ZARANJ/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Police have arrested four suspected terrorists in southwestern Nimroz province and killed seven militants in western Ghorinfo-icon province, officials said on Wednesday.

Nimroz Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Abubakar told Pajhwok Afghan News four terrorists who were allegedly involved in the killing of security officials and landmine plantation in Dilaram district had been arrested.

He said the individuals were held Tuesday evening by police in the main bazaar of Dilaram district.  

A landmine with remote control, one Kalashnikov and a pistol was recovered from the possession of detainees who confessed to their crime during initial investigations and said they conducted terrorist activities by the direction of Talibaninfo-icon commanders Bilal and Abdul Khaleq.

Separately, seven militants were killed and two others wounded during a clash between security forces and militants in Ghulmin village 40 kilometres from Ferozkoh, the provincial capital, said Brig. Gen. Ghulam Mustafa, police chief of Ghor.

One security man was also wounded during the clash, he said, adding that anti-rebels operation was successfully underway.

Militants have not commented about the incident.



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