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Afghan Forces Kill 50 Taliban Militants in Kandahar

(Last Updated On: February 1, 2018)

Afghan security forces have killed at least 50 Taliban insurgents during military operations in southern Kandahar province, a senior police official said Thursday.

Provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Razeq said the operations were conducted last night in Maiwand and Panjwayi districts of Kandahar province at a time when Taliban insurgents were ready to attack Afghan forces.

According to Mr. Razeq, Taliban fighters had prepared 10 vehicles and 35 motorbikes to launch their attack, but during joint operations by Afghan police and intelligence special units 50 militants were killed and 20 others were injured.

He added that some militants were also detained and their weapons had been seized.

The Taliban group has not made a comment about the report yet.

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