The Commander of 205th military corps Gen. Abdul Hamid on Wednesday said most of the eliminated militants in southern Zabul offensive were the nationals of Kyrgyzstan.
In his chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said that anti-rebels offensive launched on Tuesday in the Khakh-i-Afghan district for the recovery of kidnapped passengers. Special Forces were landed in the area through helicopters and engaged in fierce fire fight with insurgents.
He informed majority of slain rebels, including women, were Kyrgyz nationals who spoke Russian language. Ten days back, masked gunmen abducted 30 passengers travelling by a bus on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Shajoy district of Zabul province
The men were picked up from Pash Kandi area on the road between western Herat province and capital Kabul, Mohammad Ullah Ahmadi, the district police chief had said.
On Tuesday, Haji Attaullah Jan, head of the provincial council, said at least 60 insurgent were killed and wounded in the ongoing offensive in the province.