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18 militants killed in Baghlan

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting with Afghan security forces in northern Baghlan province over the past three days.

The clashes took place in Dand-e-Ghori area of Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of the province, said the provincial police chief. Abdul Jabar Purdely said that security forces have cleared over 10 villages of the Taliban militants.

He added that one Afghan soldier has been killed and three others wounded in the clashes. He said that fighting between security forces and the Taliban are still going on.

While quoting officials at Baghlan hospital, TOLOnews reported that the hospital has received nine injured people, including six children and two women.

The Taliban haven’t commented about the fighting so far.