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20 Taliban militants killed in various operations


ana-pickup-patrolAt least 20 Taliban militants were killed in various military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said Afghan national army soldiers participated in a joint military operation which was launched in Pechargam district of Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning. Azimi further added that preliminary reports suggest at least ten Taliban militants were killed during the operations which is still being conducted in the area.

He said at least four Taliban militants were killed during a separate operation in Marjah district of southern Helmand province. In the meantime, the interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said at last six Taliban militants were killed during counter-terrorism operations in Kunar, Zabul, Logaar, Helmand and Nimroz provinces.

 The statement further added that five Taliban militants were also injured and seven others were detained during the operations. Afghan security forces also confiscated various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives during the military operations, interior ministry said.