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Civilians among 17 killed in security forces raid

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Civilians among 17 killed in security forces raid

Sep 19, 2017 - 15:19

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen militants and three civilians have been killed in security forces operation in Lalak and Zark areas situated between the Khakrez and Ghorak districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said Tuesday.

Police Chief Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight offensive was conducted by Afghan Special Forces with support air force but no bombardment took place.

Eight rebels had been arrested during the raid. The detained militants were being investigated. Thirty-five motorcycles and some weapons were also recovered by forces.

Durrani alleged militants often attacked security forces and used civilians as shield.

Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said civilians including womeninfo-icon and children suffered casualties during the operation.


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