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5 civilians, 35 rebels killed in Farah’s violence incidents

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Five civilians embraced martyrdom and thirty-five Taliban rebels were killed in a two separate incidents of violence in western Farah province, official said Monday.

Police Spokesman Mohibullah Mohib, told Pajhwok Afghan News 35 Taliban militants were killed in security operations. NATO forces provided air support for the offensive Anardara district.

He said the Taliban’s shadow chief for Anardara district, Syed Azim, was among the 35 militants killed in the operations.

Abdul Nasir, a resident of the district, confirmed the killing of dozens militants but had no exact figure. He said clashes were still ongoing.

Elsewhere, five civilians including women and children were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Karez Sheikhan village of Farah City, the provincial capital, late on Sunday night, the police spokesman added.

Mohib accused the Taliban of planting the landmine as the area was under their control. There was no immediate reaction from the insurgent group.

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