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179 militants killed in North since the launch of Taliban’s spring offensive: military

15 Apr 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The Afghan Military in the North has announced that 179 Taliban

militants including 15 commanders of the group hailing from Afghanistan as well

as abroad have been killed in Northern and Northeastern provinces of the

country since the group announced the launch of its spring offensive

“Al-Fath”.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the militants were killed

during the clashes in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, and Faryab

provinces.

The statement further added that 77 militants including their 6

commanders were also wounded during the same clashes.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Taliban militants intensified their

attacks in northern parts of the country after announcing their spring

offensive but the Afghan armed forces effective responded and repulsed the

attacks with the resistance of the ground forces and airstrikes carried out by

the Air Forces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also confirmed that 7 security personnel also

lost their lives during the clashes and 11 others sustained injuries but the

civilians have not suffered casualties so far.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented

regarding the report so far.

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