5 Taliban Insurgents Killed 100 Arrested in Nangarhar Operation

KABUL: (Middle East Press) following a special afghan military operation in eastern Nangarahr province at least 5 militants were killed and 100 others were arrested.

Defense officials said, the operation was carried out by Afghan forces and police military late on Monday night in Chaparhar district.

According to local security officials at least 5 commanders of the Taliban militants were killed and 100 others suspected of having links with the militants have been detained.

Provincial police Chief Fazal Ahmad Sherzad said the suspects are in detention of the Afghan security forces are being cross-examined.

He said the operation was launched after receiving reports regarding the presence of local and foreign insurgents, including the Pakistani Taliban members.

In the meantime, Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says the seized individuals are local residents and have no connections with the Taliban organization.

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