Eight Taliban insurgents killed and three wounded in Jaghori

Eight Taliban insurgents killed and three wounded in Jaghori

At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded in an operation conducted by national security and defense forces in Jaghori district of the southern Ghazni province, local sources told Kabul Now yesterday.

On August 04, Zulfeqar Khedmati, district police chief in Jaghori, said the security and defense forces, who had conducted operations in Al-Ghazar village of the district, pushed the Taliban out of the area, killing eight insurgents and wounding three others.  

Mohammad Ehsan Sharifi, the district governor for Jaghori, told Kabul Now the dead bodies of Taliban militants were transferred to Rasana area of Gilan district.

A vehicle and two motorbikes of the Taliban were destroyed during the operation, he added.

According to Khedmati, the security and defense forces have gained control over the surrounding mountains of Moqur and Gilan. The security and defense forces were not harmed during the operation, according to him.

The Taliban has not made any comments on the incident so far.

Jaghori is one of the safest districts in the southern Ghazni province where the Taliban has intensified violence.  

The Taliban has overrun most districts of Ghazni province except for Jaghori, Nawur, and parts of Ghazni city.