Afghan forces' fresh operations kill 36 militants in Kandahar

Published: February 18, 2018
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Government forces stormed Taliban hideouts and killed 36 militants PHOTO: REUTERS

Government forces stormed Taliban hideouts and killed 36 militants PHOTO: REUTERS

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN: Up to three dozen armed militants have been killed and dozens others injured as government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Miwand district of Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province over the past 24 hours, provincial police chief Abdul Razeq said Sunday.

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The government forces, according to Kandahar’s police chief, launched operations against Taliban militants in several villages of Miwand district on Saturday and so far 36 insurgents have been killed and scores others injured.

Taliban militants have failed to take 16 bodies left behind on the battle ground, Razeq said.

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In the operations backed by air power, no security personnel has been hurt, he added.

Taliban militants haven’t commented yet.

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