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54 terrorists killed by Afghan govt. forces in Zabul province

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At least 54 terrorists, including a key commander, were killed and 17 others sustained in an operation carried out by in the country's southern province, said on Wednesday.

The operation was carried out on Tuesday in response to a attack on some security outposts in Daychopan district of the province earlier in the day, reported

Six security personnel were also killed during the gunfight.

is suffering from an unstable political, social, and security situation due to the activities of the and Islamic State.

The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) regularly conduct joint offensive operations to combat terrorism across the country.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 23:16 IST