In southern Afghanistan, the military released the County, which for four years was controlled by militants of the movement “Taliban”, said on Saturday evening in the press center of the Ministry of defense of Afghanistan.
“A joint operation of power structures on clearing of district from militants began two weeks ago. During the operation, were eliminated 37 militants, including the military leader of the Taliban in Marjah district, Mullah Abdul Bari, dozens of militants injured,” – said the representative of the press center of the defense Ministry of Afghanistan.
According to him, has cleared 103 different mines and improvised explosive devices, eliminated 2 caches of weapons and ammunition, as well as 6 locations of militants.
However, the Ministry of defense of Afghanistan confirmed the death of senior military in the operation in the South of the country.
“4 the commander of the border brigade of 215 corps of the Afghan national army “Maiwand” General Zahir Gul Muqbil died Saturday morning in counter-terrorism operations within the Nawa district of Helmand province in the detonation of a roadside bomb”, – says the official report of the military Department.
Meanwhile, the radio station “Voice of America” with reference to the official representative of police of Helmand said that the dead – General Zaheer Gul Muqbil – went to the district of Marjah with a group of journalists, where he intended to inspect the progress of operations against militants.
During the movement of the convoy on the road was bombed. The interlocutor of “voice of America” reported that among the wounded – three security personnel and a reporter for the Afghan channel “Shamshad”.