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Nine terrorists killed in Paktika operation

AT-KABUL: At least nine Taliban terrorists were killed during an operation conducted by security forces in the southeastern Paktika province, ministry of interior said in a statement Sunday.

The statement added that the operation was launched in Mangarti village of the Barmal district late Saturday.

“At least nine terrorists were killed,” the statement said.

It noted a suicide vest, three AK-47 rifles, two pistols, five radio handsets, an explosives-laden vehicle and some ammunition were seized in their sanctuaries.

The National Security Forces have had great achievements in attacking anti-government groups.

Separately, the Afghan National Border Police (ANBP) discovered and defused 19 roadside bombs in southern province of Kandahar.

A statement issued by ministry of interior said the bombs were paced by insurgents in Sra Sahan region of the Spin Boldak district.

“Discoveries like this demonstrate the ever-increasing capability of Afghan National Security Forces to protect the civilians from indiscriminate IED attacks,” the statement added, referring to the Improvised Explosive Device.

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