Afghan forces kill 20 Taliban militants in northern province

Afghan air raid
FILE – U.S.-made MD-530 helicopters, like the ones used by the Afghan Air Force, fly over Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2016.

Kabul, Feb 17: Afghan government forces have killed 20 militants and overrun a Taliban base in in Sayad district of Afghanistan’s northern Sari Pul province .

Confirming the operation, a provincial government spokesman told Xinhua news agency that several villages in Sayad district were also recaptured from the militants.

One security personnel was killed while another sustained injuries, the spokesman said, adding that the operation, launched on February 12, will continue until the district and its vicinity were cleared of the insurgents.

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