26 Taliban militants killed in DaykundiAccording to local authorities in Daykundi province of Afghanistan, at least 26 Taliban militants were killed and 34 others were injured following clashes with the Afghan security forces.

The militants were killed during military operation conducted by Afghan police and Afghan army to retake the control of a former ISAF military base which was seized by Taliban militants.

Provincial governor, Abdul Haq Shafiq said the military base located in Kajran and Baghran market was seized by Taliban militants five days, and Afghan security forces took the control of the military base on Thursday morning.

Mr. Shafiq further added that the local residents also assisted the Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban militants, and the area has been cleared from the militants presence.

In the meantime, Taliban group denied Daykundi governor’s remarks and said that clashes with the Afghan security forces still continue in the area, and a number of the Afghan security fores have been killed or injured.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.