The local officials in southeastern Ghazni province confirm that the Taliban militants have been pushed from Jaghoori district and clearance operations are underway in the district.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said sporadic clashes between the security forces and the Taliban militants continued until late Wednesday night.

In the meantime, the Ministr of Defense claims at least 39 militants have been killed during the operations of the security forces in Jaghoori district.

The security officials have not commented regarding the casualties of the security forces during the clashes.

However, the local officials in Ghazni had earlier said at least three policemen lost their lives and five others sustained injuries during the initial hours of the clash.

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


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