10 July 2017

News Story: 200 militants killed as clash for control of Nawa district continues in S. Afghanistan

LASHKARGAH, Afghanistan, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Up to 200 militants have been killed over the past week as government forces crackdown on Taliban has been continuing in Nawa district of the southern Helmand province, Nawa district police chief Nafas Khan said Sunday.

The government forces backed by helicopter gunships have been targeting Taliban positions over the past week and so far up to 200 armed insurgents including several group commanders have been killed, the official said, adding that the security forces would spare no efforts to restore stability in the troubled district.

Khan, however, avoided commenting on possible casualties of security forces.

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