Afghan forces kill 16 militants in southern province

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8th December, 2020 02:38:13 printer

Afghan forces kill 16 militants in southern province

A total of 16 militants have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured as a clash erupted in Gizab and Dehrawad districts of the southern Uruzgan province on Monday, said a statement of the Defense Ministry released on Tuesday.

The clash erupted after the Taliban insurgents attacked security checkpoints and the security forces retaliated, killing 16 armed militants and injuring 11 others, the statement added.

A number of arms and ammunition, including 17 anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, had also been discovered and destroyed, the statement further said, without hinting at the possible casualties of security forces.

The Taliban outfit has yet to make comment on the report.


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