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5 rebels killed in Zabul; 4 suspects held in Nangarhar

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5 rebels killed in Zabul; 4 suspects held in Nangarhar

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Aug 09, 2017 - 15:27

JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Five insurgents have been killed and another four arrested separately in Nangarhar and Zabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday.

Three Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and two others wounded during a clash with security forces in Shamulzai district of the southern Zabul province, the governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Seyal told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Also in the Shamulzai district, another two rebels were killed in a blast caused by their own bomb, he said, adding the Afghan forces escaped unharmed in the clash.

In eastern Nangarhar province, four suspected militants and one alleged kidnapper have been arrested by security forces in Achin, Haska Mina and Nazian districts.

The detainees included one Daesh (Islamic state) foreigner member, an official said.

Separately, police recovered 20kg of heroin from a rickshaw in Behsud district’s Samarkhel locality and detained a person in connection with the drugs, Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News.

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