1 Updates
17 militants killed in Afghanistan, 10 surrender (Roundup)
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

17 militants killed in Afghanistan, 10 surrender (Roundup)

Nov 4 2013, 9:04am CST | by IANS

Kabul, Nov 4 (IANS) Seventeen Taliban militants have been killed while 10 others have surrendered in two days of counter-insurgency operations in conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

Kabul, Nov 4 — Seventeen Taliban militants have been killed while 10 others have surrendered in two days of counter-insurgency operations in conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials said Monday. "...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

24 weeks ago

17 militants killed in Afghanistan, 10 surrender (Roundup)

Nov 4 2013, 9:04am CST | by IANS

Kabul, Nov 4 (IANS) Seventeen Taliban militants have been killed while 10 others have surrendered in two days of counter-insurgency operations in conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

Kabul, Nov 4 — Seventeen Taliban militants have been killed while 10 others have surrendered in two days of counter-insurgency operations in conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

"Personnel of national police in conjunction with the national army and the NATO-led troops have killed 17 Taliban rebels during series of operations in Kandahar, Paktika, Paktiya, Farah and Nimroz provinces over the past 24 hours," Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by the country's interior ministry Monday.

In a related development, according to government sources, 10 Taliban fighters gave up fighting and resumed normal life in Sarobi district, 60 km east of the capital city Kabul over the period.

"A 10-member armed militant group who were active against government in parts of Sarobi district in the past, had laid down arms and joined the peace process," the National Directorate of Security (NDS) or the country's intelligence agency said in a statement released here Monday.

Without mentioning the exact date of their surrender, the statement said that with the joining of these former militants in the peace process the security situation will be further improved in and around Sarobi.

According to government officials, more than 3,500 militants have joined the government-backed peace process over the past year, a claim rejected by the Taliban as baseless.

Meanwhile, a mine planted by anti-government militants, presumably by Taliban militants struck a vehicle of the election commission Sunday in Ghor province with Cheghcheran as its capital, 360 km west of Kabul, injuring three workers of the election body.

The Taliban on its website claimed having killed dozens of Afghan security personnel over the past two days throughout the conflict-hit country. It is difficult to verify the claims.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EmpowHer Institute to Honor Four Amazing and Unstoppable Women at the Annual Girls to Greatness Luncheon Saturday, April 26, 2014 – the Beverly Hills Hotel
Honorees include: Musette Buckley – Senior V.P., Warner Bros. Pictures; The Honorable LaDoris (Dot) Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy; Renata Simril, Senior V.P. of External Affairs at The Los Angeles Dodgers; Denita Willoughby, Regional V.P. of External Affairs at Southern California Gas Company.
 
 
DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for "Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill"
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
The Academic Advantage Reaches a Settlement with the New York U.S. Attorney’s Office Over New Employees’ Fraud
New York, NY, April 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Academic Advantage reached a settlement to pay $2 million after an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct of federal funds in the government-funded tutoring...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Is Bouygues Crying Uncle On Alstom? GE Said In Talks For $13B Acquisition.
In February, French billionaire Martin Bouygues said his eponymous conglomerate was still “comfortable” with its 29% stake in Alstom SA, despite having just booked a $1.9 billion write-down on the train and power...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hong Kong Billionaire Lawrence Ho's Summit Ascent Boosts Stake In Russian Casino
Summit Ascent Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed company led by billionaire Lawrence Ho, has obtained majority control in of a casino project in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok. Summit Ascent will pay $20.2 million...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Facebook Sets Its Sights On Your 'Private Content'
The first quarter of 2014 was a big one for Facebook, in more ways than one. It bought the messenging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. It spent another $2 billion to buy Oculus VR, the maker of virtual-reality headsets...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Activision Announces 'Skylanders Trap Team'
The next video game in the blockbuster Skylanders franchise is Skylanders Trap Team, publisher Activision announced on Wednesday. Due for release on October 5th, the new game flips the franchise’s paradigm by allowing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
To Succeed In Innovation, Avoid Extremes
When Scott Anthony talks about innovation people listen. This is, after all, the man who is managing partner of Innosight, the consulting firm founded by Clay Christensen, and author or co-author of a string of books,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Piketty's Capital Shortcomings
Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century argues that CEO pay is too high and income taxes should be raised to compensate for capital returns that are greater than overall economic growth. Without...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple's iPad Rules The Enterprise. So When's The Second Act?
Apple's iPad is a fixture in the enterprise market, the company is proud to say. During the investor call for its second quarterly earnings Apple CEO Tim Cook noted–as he has in previous earnings calls–that 98% of the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Employers Will Google You: 6 Steps to Improve Your Online Image
If you’re interviewing with a company that is in the least bit reputable, that hiring manager is going to Google your name.  Now, unless your name is Marie Smith, the good news is that you can indirectly communicate...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Newmont's Merger Talks With Barrick Is Driven By Fear Of A Lower Gold Price
Billed as a way of creating value for investors the proposal to create a gold-mining giant by merging Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold is really an admission by both companies that they are not optimistic about the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Making a Splash with an Above Ground Pool on Designing Spaces™ Airing on Lifetime®
Pompano Beach, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The popular home improvement show Designing Spaces™ will give viewers an in-depth look at how an above ground pool is quick to install and easy to maintain on...
Read more on TV Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla