Special Forces storm Taliban Red Unit commander’s hideout in Uruzgan

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The Special Forces of Afghan Intelligence or National Directorate of Security (NDS) stormed a hideout of a commander of the Red Unit of Taliban in Uruzgan killing at least 22 militants and confiscating large amount of weapons, munitions, and explosives.

According to a statement released by NDS, the raid was conducted in the vicinity of Tarinkot city, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province.

The statement further added that the hideout belonged to a commander of the Red Unit of Taliban identified as Mullah Aminullah.

The National Directorate of Security also added that 22 militants were killed during the raid and another suspect identified as Abdul Hadi son of Dost Mohammad was arrested.

In addition to this, the NDS Special Forces confiscated 50 kilograms of explosives, a Dshk heavy machine gun, a PKM machine gun, 4 improvised explosive devices, 6 hand grenades, a radio set, 2 military uniforms, a Fielder type vehicle, a motorcycle, and hundreds of rounds of munitions.

The anti-government armed militants including the Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.