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44 militants including Pakistanis killed in Nimroz

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed at least 44 militants, including 25 Pakistani in an clearing operation carried out in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.

In addition to that 31 militants were also received injures in the offensive.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Abu Bakar told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation was underway in the district over the past six days.

“Security forces recovered a huge quantity of weapons that included 25 landmines, 77 bags and six cans of explosives, 50 explosive plates, four remote controls, a corolla type of vehicle, a Mazda type of vehicle, one machine gun, one RPG and a Kalashnikov,” he added.

According to him, forty-one strong bunkers of the enemy were destroyed in the operation.

This development comes as recently the Afghan security forces have captured an important based of the Taliban insurgent and killed six of them in an operation carried out in the same district of the province.

Provincial deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Saleh Massoud said that an operation to recaptured lost areas from Taliban was underway in the province since past three days.

“Razavi and Kandaharian areas of Khashrod district which were under the Taliban control have been recaptured by Afghan forces in the operation,” he added.