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Afghan forces kill tens of Taliban fighters

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KABUL: Tens of Taliban militants have been killed in clashes with the government forces in different provinces, military officials said.

The Shahin 209 military corps in the north, said in a statement on Friday that the militants were killed in counter-attacks launched by government forces via land and air in the provinces of Balkh, Faryab and Sar-e-Pol in the past 24 hours.

The statement said that another 32 militants were also in the counter-attacks. Four key commanders of the group were among the killed, according to the statement that did not identify them.

The statement added that 15 vehicles used by the Taliban and a large number of weapons and munitions were seized by the security forces.

It didn’t say about possible casualties of the security forces.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the statement.

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