15 Taliban fighters killed in Afghan operation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 25, 2017, 03:40 PM IST

Afghan security forces, a representative image. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

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The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident

At least 15 Taliban insurgents were killed in an operation launched by Afghan security forces on Sunday, reported Afghanistan daily Tolo news. 

Also, 12 insurgents were left wounded in the operation, claimed the local officials. 

The operation was launched in Barak-e-Barak district of central Logar province after insurgents attacked the security checkposts in the district, said Esmatullah Alizai, the provincial police chief. 

No further details were given about the operation. 

The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident, Tolo news reported. 

Earlier, at least 43 Taliban insurgents, including a top commander, got killed in air strikes conducted by the United States in the Afghan province of Faryab bordering Uzbekistan.