World Bulletin / News Desk
Officials said on Sunday, clashes between Taliban rebels and Afghan security forces have left more than 300 people dead and thousands displaced in four volatile districts in the country's south.
"At least 50 civilians, including women and children, and 32 security forces have died while some 3,200 families have fled their villages as a result of the offensive," said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said more than 250 rebels have been killed in the military's counteroffensive, which Zwak said has been successful.
On June 20th more than 1000 rebels began attacks on security force checkpoints in Nawzad, Sangin, Kajaki and Musa Qala districts of Helmand province.
It was stated by health officials in Helmand that more than 300 people were injured in the clashes and that they are undergoing treatment in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah.
The Taliban are launching small-scale attacks on security forces as foreign combat troops, which are scheduled to withdraw by the end of this year, where as before their strategy revolved around bombing and suicide attacks.Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2014, 14:28