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Nearly 100 Taliban insurgents killed, wounded in Khanshin district of Helmand

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghan Taliban infighting

Nearly 100 Taliban militants were killed or wounded during the operations in Khanshin district of southern Helmand province which was retaken by the Afghan forces yesterday.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 60 Taliban insurgents were killed and 30 others were wounded during the operations conducted jointly by the Afghan forces.

The control of Khanshin district fell to Taliban militants nearly two weeks ago following a coordinated attack involving scores of militants.

However, the security officials announced Sunday that the Afghan forces managed to clear the district from the militants presence as a result of the operations.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

Meanwhile, a statement by MoD said at least 29 militants were killed in a separate operation in Shindand district of Herat while 17 others including 2 commanders of the group were killed in Ghazni and Nuristan provinces.

MoD further added that 7 soldiers serving with the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also lost their lives during the same operations.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

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