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24 militants killed in overnight battles in northern Afghanistan

2021 Jun 26, 14:27, Kunduz
An Afghan army Humvee patrols in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 21, 2021. Photo: AP

At least 24 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others wounded in battles in Kunduz city, capital of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province during Friday night, sources said Saturday.

Sixteen militants were killed and 10 others wounded as Afghan Special Operations Forces conducted night raid operations in Seh Darak, Enayat and Zakhil localities in the city, 250 km north of the national capital Kabul, Khalid Amiri from the special operations forces told Xinhua.

The Kunduz city has been the scene of sporadic clashes in recent days as Taliban militants have tried to take control of city.

Cleanup operations, including night raid operations, will continue before the city is cleared of the militants, he said.

The operations had slowed down as the Taliban militants were using residential houses as trenches, he said, adding that no casualties were reported on the side of the security forces during the fighting.

In addition, eight Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded when Afghan National Army troops exchanged fire with militants in many locations in Kunduz city late Friday night, an army source said.

Taliban militants fighting the government forces have not made any comments on the incidents so far.


Afghanistan Taliban militants Killed Battle Afghan Special Operations Forces XINHUA Kunduz City
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