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Afghanistan: Key Taliban commander among 6 militants killed in anti-terrorism operation

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Six terrorists, including a key of the group, were killed in an anti-terrorism operation carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in province on Thursday.

"Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched the anti-terrorism raid in surrounding areas of district, province. The security forces received hostile fire from the militants. Six terrorists were killed in the return fire by the security forces," said in a statement.

The key who was killed in the operation has been identified as

"A Taliban outfit member named was arrested and eight villages were cleared of the militants during the raid," the statement added.

The security forces also destroyed vehicles belonging to the militants, reported

The relatively peaceful Balkh province has been witnessing scenes of clashes between security forces and Taliban militants since early this year.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have beefed up operations against anti-establishment armed militants who have carried out terror activities across

So far, the Taliban has not released any statement regarding the operation.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 14:45 IST