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More Than 100 Militants Killed in Logar Raids

More Than 100 Militants Killed in Logar Raids

PUL-I-ALAM - More than 100 Taliban rebels have been killed and 28 more wounded during two weeks of an operation wrapped up Monday night in central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday.
Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operations were conducted in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, Kharwar, Barak-i-Barak and Sarkh districts.
He said at least 103 militants were killed including 10 foreign fighters and four suicide bombers, and 28 others were wounded.
Two civilians were also killed and 10 others wounded, but it remained unclear which side caused casualties to the civilians, Saleh said. He said 12 motorbikes and some machineguns were seized and 40 landmines defused.
A member of the provincial council, Hassibullah Stanikzai, said the operation had positive results as most parts of the provincial capital were cleaned of Taliban insurgents.
However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said only four fighters were killed during the operation that he claimed left 22 security officials dead including a commander.
Taliban militants, who have closed the highway to Azra district over the past 14 years, are in control of many areas in Logar. (Pajhwok)