29 Apr '12, 11pm

Long War Journal - Pakistani, Saudi fighters killed in Helmand operation

Afghanistan's interior minister said today that seven Pakistani and Saudi nationals were among 27 Taliban fighters killed during raids by special operations forces in the Washir and Girshk districts in Helmand province. From TOLONews : Twenty-seven insurgents were killed, including commanders, during two operations in Helmand province launched by Afghan special forces, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday. Of those killed, seven were found to be citizens of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. The operation in two districts landed a severe hit against the Taliban, Sediqqi said. "Our special police were able to give the biggest blow to the Taliban," he said. "The operations were launched in Fulad area of the Washir district and the Hyderabad area of the Grishik district in Helmand province in which 27 Taliban were killed and three others were detai...

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