12 militants killed in N. Afghanistan's operation

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-09 19:52:24|Editor: Zhou Xin
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MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Twelve militants were killed and six others wounded in a cordon operation in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, a local official said Thursday.

"Among the killed militants were Taliban shadow district governor of Chamtal -- Mullah Gulnabi, an insurgents' commander Sardar Subhani, and a member of the Taliban military commission," Sayyed Sarwar Housaini, police spokesman of 707 Pamir Police Zone, based in the region, told Xinhua.

Afghan air force supported the ground forces during the raid launched by army, police and intelligence agency in Chamtal district.

The security forces also confiscated three vehicles, arms and ammunition during the raid, the source said, adding that security forces have suffered no casualties in the incident.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants as the militants have been attempting to take territory and consolidate their positions ahead of the winter in the mountainous country.

The Taliban militants, who are fighting the security forces in some distant districts of the province, have yet to make comment on the incident.