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PublishDate: Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:12

ANA, AAF operations claim 28 Taliban in Kandahar

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The Ministry of Defense said Saturday that 28 Taliban insurgents were killed in attacks conducted by security forces and the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar province.

MoD stated that Afghan national defense and security forces backed by air support launched a in Arghandab and Zherai districts of province.

The operation led to the death of 28 Taliban militants, seven of the group’s members are also injured during the skirmish, MoD reported.

During the operation 13 motorbikes, 13 bags of explosives, and 50 Taliban positions were targeted and destroyed by the ANA, according to the Ministry of defense.

The statement indicated that a large number of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.

MoD added that 11 mines planted by the Taliban were also discovered and the bombs were later neutralized and many were saved from harm.

Meanwhile, six security force members are reported killed in a on an outpost in the Khanabad district of province.

Local sources told the media that the incident happened on Friday night, and five Taliban insurgents were also killed in the attack.

Reports indicate that the outpost fell to the Taliban militants and five Afghan security force members were also captured by the insurgent group.

Both the government officials and the Taliban have not yet commented on the clash.

Media outlets in the country reported that within 48 hours 30 civilians were either killed or wounded in security incidents in Maidan Wardak, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Ghor, Badghis, Kabul, Paktia, and Nangarhar.


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