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21 militants killed in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: As many as 21 insurgents were killed during an operation launched against anti-state elements in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province.

District chief Amanuddin Quraishi said on Saturday that in the two-joint day operations five security personnel were also killed. He said that dead bodies of several militants still remained at the scene. “Three local policemen (ALP) and two Afghan National Army troops embraced martyrdom during the fierce clashes,” he said, adding that five insurgents were also wounded.

In the military operations led by the 209th Shaheen Military Corps, five villages including Tashguzar, Afghania, Diwana Dushlaq and Ghajir were cleared of the anti-state elements, the district chief said.

Two days ago, around 23 insurgents and several of their commanders were killed by security forces when they attacked a police base in Tashguzar area.

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