Tue, Oct

29 rebels dead in Helmand


special-forcesAt least 29 Taliban fighters were killed and score others wounded in two separate security incidents in southern Helmand province, security officials said Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Sultan Mahmood Mahmood, commander of 604 border security force, told Pajhwok Afghan News at least 16 insurgents were killed and an unknown number wounded in overnight clashes with security forces.

Security forces, he said had seized some suicide vests from the dead rebels whose corpses were still lying in the battle ground.

Separately, 2nd Lt. Mohammad Eisa Khan, Musa Qala district chief, said security forces pushed Taliban back in another clash that erupted on Tuesday night. Heavy losses were inflicted on militants, he noted.