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12 Taliban militants killed, wounded in army operations in Khost, Helmand provinces

The Afghan army soldiers conducted separate operations against Taliban militants in South-eastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces killing at least 9 militants and wounding 3 others.

“The 203rd Corps conducted an operation in Musa Khel district of Khost province wounding 3 Taliban fighters,” informed military sources said late on Sunday.

The sources further added that “The 215th Corps conducted an operation in Baghran district of Helmand province killing 9 Taliban fighters and detaining 1 other. The 215th Corps also destroyed 3 weapon caches and 38 IEDs.”

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Helmand and Khost provinces are among the relatively volatile provinces in southern and south-eastern parts of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the two provinces where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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