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3 killed, 16 detained during Afghan special operations

IANS  |  Kabul 

Three militants were killed and 16 others captured after the Special Operation Forces carried out raids in two provinces, the military said.

"Three militants were killed and 11 detained following a Special Operation Force raid in Arghandab district of Kandahar province on Sunday," the Afghanistan Operational Coordination Group (AOCG) or command of Special Forces said in a statement on Monday.

In addition, five militants were detained in Shinwar District of eastern Nangarhar province on the same day, Xinhua quoted them as saying.

security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently, as the Afghans have been witnessing a surge in attacks by and Islamic State (IS) affiliates across the country.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 02:56 IST