Afghanistan: Gun battle kills five

Afghanistan: Gun battle kills five

Agency News

Kabul, Feb 6 : Clash between government forces and the Taliban group in Garmsir district of southern Helmand province left five militants dead and three others sustained injuries, a statement from the provincial government on Wednesday said.

According to the statement, the clash flared up after the government forces stormed a Taliban hideout in Habibullah Kalai area on Tuesday which killed five insurgents on the spot and forcing the insurgents to flee.

The security forces have also discovered and defused 25 mines and explosive devices from the area, the statement said. (UNI)