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Security forces defuse 20 landmines in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

Security forces in have unearthed and defused 20 landmines in province, officials said on Wednesday.

The landmines and improvised (IEDs) were planted by militants in district's Charchenar village where engineering teams of provincial police discovered them, said in a statement cited by

Authorities say that insurgents usually use landmines and IEDs to target security forces.

Meanwhile, seven militants were killed in airstrikes conducted in Afghanistan's and provinces, the reported citing military sources.

Three militants were killed in airstrikes while another four died in Zabul's air raids.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 17:12 IST
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