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58 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

At least 58 militants were killed and several others wounded following separate air and ground operations in and provinces, officials said on Wednesday.

More than 100 Talibans attacked two security posts on province's main roadway on Tuesday evening. However, they had to flee as the security forces retaliated appropriately.

It left 40 militants dead, told

In Talayee area of the provincial capital Tirin Kot, at least seven armed fighters were killed when the shelled artillery on their hideouts, said Omari.

In neighbouring province, late on Tuesday, a joint Afghan and US-led NATO coalition air operation killed another 11 militants and injured an equal number, said.

The sources did not give details if Afghan security forces or civilians suffered casualties.

Ground and air offensives against militants in the past few months have increased as the country prepares for parliamentary and district slated for October 20.

The Talibans have not commented.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 11:40 IST