22 militants killed in east Afghanistan’s Khost province...

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22 militants killed in east Afghanistan’s Khost province

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:27 PM, 11 September 2020  

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Afghan forces in crackdowns against militants have killed 22 Taliban fighters in the eastern Khost province, said a statement of the provincial police released on Friday.

According to the statement, the Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Qalandar district late Thursday, triggering a gun battle, but the militants fled away after leaving 10 bodies behind. – BSS

Similarly, fighting planes targeted a Taliban hideout in the neighboring Sabari district on Thursday, killing 12 insurgents, the statement added.

Without hinting at the possible casualties of security forces, the statement said that the crackdown on militants would continue until the area is cleared of the insurgents.

The Taliban outfit has yet to make comments.

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