12 Taliban militants eliminated in Helmand offensive

A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed during a clean-up of operation conducted by Afghan police forces in southern province of Helmand on Monday. 

The operation was launched by the Afghan police personnel in the Sara Qala area of the Musa Qala district of the province on Monday; as a result twelve militants were perished.

Two AK-47 assault rifles were recovered and eight rebels’ motorbikes destroyed by the police during the operation.

Civilians and the police forces stayed unhurt in the operation.

Separately, a suicide bomb explosion injured four civilians late Monday in southern Helmand province.

The incident happened when a suicide bomber riding a motorbike went off before reaching a police vehicle. The target of the attacker was the police vehicle. The bomber was killed on the spot and four civilians were wounded. The injured were evacuated to hospital and they are in a stable condition.

The Helmand Governor, Muhammad Gulab Mangal, vehemently condemned the attack and prayed for quick recovery of the wounded.