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18 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan’s special military raids


Kabul: At least 18 Taliban insurgents, including prominent commanders, were killed and 19 others injured by the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in the latest special military operations in Afghanistan.

The prominent Taliban commanders killed during the operations have been identified as Sangari and Qari Amin.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said that operations were conducted in Zabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Faryab, Logar and Kabul provinces in the past 48 hours, reports the Khaama Press.

The statement said the two Taliban commanders were involved in major terrorist activities in the vicinity of Arghandab district of Zabul and Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

Meanwhile, the Afghan police forces also confiscated a PK machine gun, one Ak-47 rifle, one mortar and 34 mines during the operations besides heavy machine guns were destroyed along with several hideouts of the militants.

So far, the anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports.