Anti-government militants

Ten anti-government militants, including a would-be suicide bomber have been killed in separate operations in Helmand province, 555 km south of Afghan capital city Kabul, a statement released by the Helmand provincial administration on Saturday said.

“A suicide bomber along with two culprits who attempted to target police department in Gereshk district on Thursday were identified and killed by security forces,” the statement said.

“Seven more terrorists who wanted to conduct terrorist activities in Helmand’s provincial capital Lashkar Gah were also killed by security forces on the same day Thursday,” the statement said.

All those killed during the operations, according to the statement, were loyal to the Taliban group, but the outfit has yet to make comment.

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