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Taliban militants eliminated during hideout raid in Afghanistan

“The security forces also discovered and defused scores of anti-vehicle and anti-personnel mines from the area.”

• April 19, 2021
TALIBAN
Taliban militant group [Photo Credit: Council on Foreign Relations]

Nine militants have been killed and three others injured in cleanup operations conducted by government forces in Marja district in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the provincial police said in a statement released on Monday.

A large number of arms and ammunition were also seized from the Taliban hideouts in the operations launched on Sunday, according to the statement.

The security forces have also discovered and defused scores of anti-vehicle and anti-personnel mines from the area, it said.

No casualties have been reported in security personnel or civilians during the operations, according to the statement.

Taliban militants, who have intensified activities recently, have not made comments on the casualty report.

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