(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of insurgents have been killed and wounded during an ongoing operation in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official claimed on Saturday.
Col. Rahmat Shah Qimati, commander for the fourth Afghan National Army (ANA) brigade, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces conducted operations in Sola, Chapa Khak and Kabutar Khana areas.
He said around 100 militants suffered casualties, with 54 killed and the rest wounded. Four notorious insurgent commanders were among the dead, he said.
Qimti added the militants' bodies were still lying at the site of the gunbattles. Some weapons and ammunition were also seized as a result of the clashes. One ANA soldier was killed and three others were wounded.
The ANA commander said the operation would continue until Chora district was cleared of rebels. The Taliban have not yet commented on the ongoing operation.
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