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Afghan forces kill nine militants in eastern province

Afghan forces kill nine militants in eastern province

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Feb 2019, 03:14 pm

Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Feb 19 (Xinhua/IBNS) A total of nine militants were killed and few others injured after the government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Khogiani district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, said a statement of provincial government released here on Tuesday.

The operation was launched on Monday night and lasted for a while during which a main base of the militants had also been destroyed, the statement added.

No civilian had been harmed during the operations, the statement further said.

Taliban militants have not commented.