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73 militants killed in Nuristan

AT-KABUL: Seventy-three Taliban fighters were killed and 26 others wounded after their failed attack on Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan province, said officials.

“Tens of Taliban fighters launched multiple attacks on Kamdish district. However, the security forces retailed and inflicted heavy casualties on the insurgents,” Head of Public Relation Department of 201 Selab Corps told Afghanistan Times.

Shireen Aqa Faqiri said that shortly after the Taliban attack, Afghan ground and air force launched a counter attack in collaboration with coalition forces, which resulted in killing of 73 Taliban fighters.

Scores of Taliban leaders and foreign terrorists were killed in the late night attack. According to the officials, security situation in Kamdish district is under control of the government. Sources in the defense ministry said that no civilian or military casualty was reported.

Nuristan is one of the remote and insecure provinces in eastern Afghanistan, which is located along the Durand Line. Pakistan-backed foreign fighters launch regular raids on Kamdish and some other districts of Nuristan. Mountainous Nuristan is one of the most volatile and inaccessible provinces in Afghanistan.

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