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Over 70 Taliban killed in Ghazni night raids

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Over 70 Taliban killed in Ghazni night raids

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Dec 04, 2018 - 15:52

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 72 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed in security forces’ operations in three districts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Afghan and foreign forces conducted air-and-ground operations in Nawa, Gilan and Khogyani districts late Monday night.

Twenty militants were killed in Nawa district and 40 others in Gilan district, he said, adding three vehicles, five motorcycles and several weapons belonging rebels were also destroyed during the overnight raids.

Separately, 12 insurgents were killed in foreign forces’ airstrike in Kadi area of Khogyani district on Tuesday morning, Noori added.

But the Taliban rejected the claims. Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman, however, confirmed airstrikes on fighters.

He said nine rebels had been killed and 13 others wounded in the past four days in Ghazni province.

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