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PublishDate: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:41

Taliban Battered in Kandahar, 90 Killed

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday, at least 90 Taliban were killed in Kandahar province.

According to the statement, repelled Taliban attacks in Panjwai, Zherai, Arghandab, and Maiwand districts of Kandahar province on Friday.

It is said that 90 Taliban were killed and nine others were wounded during the clashes. Also, 15 minefields were discovered and defused by the ANA engineering team.

A number of enemy weapons and ammunition, as well as a tunnel used in , was also destroyed, MoD stated.

In a sperate incident, Mohammad Naeem Wardak, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, said in a statement on his Twitter page that US troops had conducted airstrikes on Zherai district in Kandahar last night in defiance of a political agreement, killing 10 civilians and destroying many residential homes.

On the other hand, US forces in Afghanistan confirmed airstrike in Kandahar province but rejected the group’s claims over civilian casualties.

“A conducted a strike against armed Taliban fighters attacking an ANDSF checkpoint in Zhari district Kandahar on Dec 10. This strike in defense of the ANDSF is IAW with the US-Taliban agreement. The Taliban’s claim of civilian casualties are false,” Spokesman Col Sonny Leggett tweeted.

ccording to the statement, Afghan defense forces repelled Taliban attacks in Panjwai, Zherai, Arghandab, and Maiwand districts of Kandahar province on Friday.

It is said that 90 Taliban were killed and nine others were wounded during the clashes. Also, 15 minefields were discovered and defused by the ANA engineering team.

A number of enemy weapons and ammunition, as well as a tunnel used in terrorist attacks, was also destroyed, MoD stated.

In a sperate incident, Mohammad Naeem Wardak, a spokesman for the ’s_political_office in Qatar, said in a statement on his Twitter page that US troops had conducted airstrikes on Zherai district in Kandahar last night in defiance of a political agreement, killing 10 civilians and destroying many residential homes.

On the other hand, US forces in Afghanistan confirmed airstrike in Kandahar province but rejected the group’s claims over civilian casualties.

“A conducted a strike against armed Taliban fighters attacking an ANDSF checkpoint in Zhari district Kandahar on Dec 10. This strike in defense of the ANDSF is IAW with the US-Taliban agreement. The Taliban’s claim of civilian casualties are false,” Spokesman Col Sonny Leggett tweeted.

 

In a separate statement, MoD said, Taliban attacked the outposts of the security forces in the Shamulzayi district of Zabul province on Friday.

It is stated that the security forces defeated the enemy and repulsed their attack.

MoD indicated, 4 Taliban were killed and 5 others were wounded in the attack, and some enemy ammunition and weapons were destroyed.

 

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