Police, civilians among 42 killed during operations
21 September, 2012
KABUL: Thirty-four militants, seven policemen and a civilian were killed in security incidents across the country over the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
Nineteen fighters were killed, 22 wounded and 10 others detained as a result of three operations by Afghan police, backed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Helmand and Kunduz province.
A statement from the Ministry of Interior said police seized a huge quantity of ammunitions, explosives and weapons during the operations.
Fifteen insurgents and four policemen were killed as a result of a clash in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, said the provincial police chief, Col. Ghulamullah Nuristani.
The bodies of six insurgents were still lying at the scene, 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman Col. Mohammad Noman Hatifi said.
Two policemen and a civilian were killed on Wednesday evening when two motorcyclists opened fire on them while they were performing evening prayer in the Sapyan area in the 7th police district of Lashkargah.
Helmand police spokesman Farid Ahmad Farhang said at least one civilian was injured in the shooting. Police have detained several suspects for investigation.