Friday, April 20, 2012

10 armed militants killed in southern Helmand province

Local security officials in southern Helmand province on Thursday announced at least 10 militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national army soldiers.
According to a statement released by 215 Maiwand Afghan National Army Brigade media office the militants were killed following a joint military operation by Afghan national army and Afghan national police forces at Washir district of southern Helmand province.
The statement further added Afghan security forces also destroyed a mine production company following the operations.
In a separate military operation at Nad-e-Ali, Marjah and Sangin districts of Helmand province Afghan security forces cleared around 1250 of land from opium, the statement added.
In a separate incident a militant was injured and was detained along with a motorcycle after he ambushed a convoy of the Afghan security forces patrol in Garmsir district.
Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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