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Routes to Kunar’s Nari district reopened

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Security officials in eastern Kunar province said on Monday that ways to Nari district have been reopened following military operation by the security forces.

Kunar police chief, Abdul Habib Sayidkheli, said the Taliban militants planted mines on the ways that connect Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar to Nari district, but the security forces launched operation ‘Toofan-e-Jangal Gosha’ to defuse the planted mines and reopen the ways to the district.

He said the operation continued for six days which ended at 1:30pm on Sunday night.

The Taliban planted mines on the ways that connect Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar to Nari district.

He said the security forces after reopening the ways conducted a military operation where they killed five Taliban militants and wounded three others.

He added that two security forces sustained injuries in the operation which are in good health condition in a public hospital in the province.

Hinting at the details of the operation, he said the operation was prolonged because the Taliban militants launched operations during defusing of planted mines which made it difficult for the engineering team of the Afghan security forces to defuse the mines.

He said the ways to Nari district were reopened before traffic and around 10 security check posts were established there to better maintain law and order in the areas.

Nari district is located 70 kilometers far from Asadabad city which shares border with insecure districts of Kamdish and Barg-e-Matal.

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