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200 militants die in clashes for Afghan district's control

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Kabul, July 9: At least 200 militants have been killed over the past week as Afghan forces crack down on the Taliban in wa district of Helmand province, the police said on Sunday. The government forces backed by helicopter gunships have been targeting Taliban positions over the past week, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior police official as saying. The security forces would spare no efforts to restore stability in the troubled district, he said. Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid said the militants, who are in control of wa district over the past year, have foiled security forces’ design to recapture the isolated district. (IANS)

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