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PublishDate: 1 Year Ago

MoD in a press release has said that Afghan security forces had launched a clearance operation two weeks ago in Marja district of Helmand province, which resulted in a complete clearance of the Taliban after four years.

According to the press release, at least 37 Taliban insurgents including Mullah Abdul Bari, a Taliban military commander have been killed and a dozen others were wounded during the clearance operation.
Around 103 bombs which have been planted on the roads by Taliban have been detected and two weaponry caches have been destroyed, the press release said.
MoD has not commented regarding the casualties of security forces during the operation.

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