Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto |
World's Largest Online Pashtun Community

Go Back   Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto | > Politics & Current Affairs > Political Talk - سياسي خبرې
Reload this Page Taliban-HIA (Hezb Islami) clash kills 17 combatants - Badbakhto.
User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
(#1)
Old
Zarawar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Default Taliban-HIA (Hezb Islami) clash kills 17 combatants - Badbakhto. - 07-22-2010, 01:24 AM

Fighting between Taliban insurgents and Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) in central Maidan Wardak province has left at least 17 combatants dead, officials said on Tuesday.

Fighting erupted in different areas of the lawless Nirkh district Monday, the governor's spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News. At least 15 Taliban and two HIA fighters were killed while 13 others from both side were wounded, he said. He did not reply to a query about why government officials did not interfere in the clash.

An HIA commander said that 11 Taliban fighters were killed and nine others wounded.

The bodies of six Taliban fighters were found in Omarkhel area of the district, the HIA commander, Ahmadi, said, adding 10 Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher were recovered from the bodies.

One fighter, who was injured in the shoulder, was also arrested, he said.

However he denied there were any casualties to the HIA. Some fighters of the Taliban commander, Mullah Qasim, also came from Chak district in order to fight the HIA, he added.

A resident from Omarkhel area, who did not want to be named, said he also saw dead bodies of Taliban fighters.

The ID card of one of the killed militants showed he was a resident of Tangi village in Syedabad district, he said.

Although the clash between the two parties has ended, fighters are still entrenched in the area and some worried residents have fled their homes, he added.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, on Monday denied there was any fighting taking place between the two anti-government parties, but he could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

He said the clash was probably a personal feud between two illegal armed groups.

Last week, a Taliban commander, Qari Ahmad Shah, was gunned down in the same area. HIA fighters were blamed for the assassination, but the group later rejected this.

VVVV Just wanted to share this shot with you guys. Strange ..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 30435_405361828698_555993698_4069021_4741054_n.jpg (56.3 KB, 6 views)

Last edited by Zarawar; 07-22-2010 at 01:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
badbakhto, clash, combatants, hezb, islami, kills, talibanhia

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




History of Pashtuns| Learn Pashto Online| Afghan Wiki| TheHujra.com| Pukhtoogle| Afghanvoice.com| Khyber.org| Pukhto.net| Tor_Khan's blog| Abdul Rahman Karim's blog| Voices of the Pashtun land| Pashto TV

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.6 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
No part of this site may be copied without permission of the administration. The views, posts, opinions and threads expressed by members of the community here are not necessarily those of the staff and management of Pashtun Forums.