Afghan forces kill 60 militants, recapture villages in Afghanistan: official

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-16 14:25:09|Editor: Xiaoxia
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FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Security forces have killed 60 militants and recaptured more than 100 villages from Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Ghor province over the past nearly one month, deputy provincial Police Chief Wahidullah Nizami said Friday.

"The security forces during constant crackdowns on the Taliban rebels over the past nearly one month have killed at least 60 armed insurgents, injured more than 100 and recaptured 108 villages in areas and districts around the provincial capital of Firoz Koh," Nizami told Xinhua.

Without providing information on the possible casualties of security personnel, the official added that the operations would last until the militants are wiped out from the restive province.

At the meantime, Zabiullah Majahid who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit, in contact with media has confirmed fighting in Ghor province but rejected the claim made by Nizami.

Majahid in coutner-claim, said that the Taliban militants had gained ground in the troubled Ghor province over the past couple of months.