Afghan forces storm insurgents’ hideout, kills 2 in Kabul

KABUL, June 13– Security forces stormed a hideout of insurgents on the outskirt of Kabul city, killing two rebels on the spot on Sunday, the Taliban- run administration’s chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Monday. “The Special Forces of Islamic Emirate stormed a hideout of insurgents in Bagrami district of Kabul city late Sunday, killing a key commander…

KABUL, June 13 (Xinhua) — Security forces stormed a hideout of insurgents on the outskirt of Kabul city, killing two rebels on the spot on Sunday, the Taliban-run administration’s chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Monday.

“The Special Forces of Islamic Emirate stormed a hideout of insurgents in Bagrami district of Kabul city late Sunday, killing a key commander named Yusuf and arresting another named Mohammad Agha,” Mujahid said in a message posted on his Twitter account.

Mujahid added that the killed and arrested men belonged to a group responsible for targeting mosques, worship places and dynamiting power pylons in the past months.

This is the second operation on the so-called insurgent group. Earlier the security forces attacked a hideout in Taluqan city, the capital of northern Takhar province, and killed eight rebels on Saturday.

In the meantime, locals believe that the insurgents who came under attacks on Saturday and Sunday are operatives of the rival hardliner Islamic State (IS) outfit.

The Taliban-run administration has downplayed IS group as a threat and vowed to spare no efforts in ensuring law and order in the war-ravaged Afghanistan. Enditem

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