Nearly 50 Militants Killed in Helmand Operations
At least 48 gunnies and a jacket wallah were killed in separate operations by Afghan cops in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, a local official said on Monday.
Nine other gunnies were set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
and two local coppers have been injured in the raids over the past three-days, the provincial Police Chief Gen. Abdul Nabi Elham said.
"Operation were launched in several parts of the province to push back the gunnies and 48 cut-throats have been killed so far," Gen. Elsam said.
Nearly 30 Kalashnikovs, 100 roadside kabooms and improvised bombs have been seized by Afghan forces in the clearance operations, according the police chief.
The Afghan-led operation was launched as the US surge's withdrawal comes to an end in Afghanistan. One third of the 3,000 US troops, who were sent part of the President B.O.'s military surge, were based in Helmand province.
Local officials said no non-combatants were killed or maimed in the Helmand operations.
Meanwhile in the neighbouring Uruzgan province, four civilians were maimed when Afghan forces shot a suicide bomber whose explosives were detonated after he was bumped off.
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