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2021-02-23 Afghanistan
‘Unknown gunmen’ murdered security force members in Herat
[KhaamaPress] At least two people were killed in an attack by unknown button men in the city of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
on Monday morning local officials told media.

Herat governor, Waheed Qatali said that unidentified button men opened fire on an NDS vehicle belonging to the department’s provincial deputy head in the Sayed Mukhtar area in the Northern part of the city.

A driver and a security guard were murdered according to the officials, the occurred when the NDS official was not in his vehicle.

The vehicle and some weapons were stolen by the unknown men, reports indicated.

Local officials not commented on the incident and no group or individual so far grabbed credit for the murders.

This comes as a large drug production factory of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
was destroyed by the Afghan forces in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to Defense Ministry’s statement on Sunday, the Afghan national security and defense forces conducted a clearance operation in the region.

ANDSF implemented the operation in the Toto village of Shirzad district, Taliban were pushed back and the village was cleared of their existence, the statement said.

The statement added at least 150 Taliban fighters were killed, and 120 IEDs were discovered and defused during the operation.

Defense forces during the raid destroyed as many as 1000 sacks of Hashish.

So far Taliban has not commented on the government’s operation in Nangarhar province.
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