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Afghan forces' operations leave 14 militants dead

| Updated: March 11, 2018 14:28:31

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At least fourteen militants have been killed and 12 others injured after Afghan army struck their positions in Helmand province in south of Afghanistan.

Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the Afghan National Army (ANA) backed by Air Force launched military operations in Nahri Sarraj and neighbouring Greshk districts of Helmand province on Friday, killing 14 insurgents and injuring 12 others.

An explosive-laden truck, three Taliban militants' hideouts together with over 50 kg explosive materials were eliminated during the raids, the ministry said in a statement.

Helmand, notorious for poppy growing, is also a known Taliban stronghold, reports Xinhua.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than 16 years, has yet to make comments on the incident.

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