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16 Taliban insurgents killed

AT News Report

KABUL: At least 16 Taliban insurgents have been killed during last 24-hour operation carried out by the afghan security forces in Kunduz and Uruzgan provinces, interior ministry said Wednesday.

Seven Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Air Force struck militants’ hideout in the Khowaja Pesta village in Khan Abad district of Kunduz, ministry said in a statement.

Mullah Alowdin known as Wasiq a senior member of Taliban militants was among those killed.

“Mullah Alowdin was the main planner and organizer of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assault and explosions in Khan Abad district and as well as in different parts of Kunduz province,” the statement added.

One vehicle, weapons and ammunition used by the militants were also destroyed during the air raid.

In a separate report, nine armed Taliban have been killed and two Taliban hideouts destroyed by Afghan Air Force.

The air raid took place in Seena village, Trinkot City capital of southern Uruzgan province.

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) has stepped up counter-terrorism operations with improved close-air support to suppress the insurgency activities of the anti-government armed militant groups.

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