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68 Taliban militants killed in fresh military drills

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KABUL: At least 68 Taliban insurgents were killed and 64 others wounded during the latest crackdown conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, defense ministry said on Wednesday.

These militants were killed and wounded in Herat, Faryab, Farah, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Kandahar provinces, the ministry added in a statement.

Some 211 rounds of mines, which were planted by Taliban on public roadsides, were also discovered and defused.  

Some ammunition and weapons were also destroyed during the raids, the statement added.

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