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Over 20 villages cleared of Taliban in Afghanistan's Kunduz province

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:48 IST

Kabul [ Afghanistan], Sept. 16 (ANI): The Afghan Army on Friday said that over 20 villages were cleared of Taliban in a military operation conducted by security forces in Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province.

The Afghan army's Pamir 20 Division in a statement on said that the center of the district was also cleared of militants and with several Taliban fighters killed and wounded in the operation.

"All the villages around the district were cleared of militants and were searched. This process will continue. We have established army and police bases in the district and the security forces will take their next steps from here," the Tolo News quoted Brigadier General Adam Khyan Matin, commander of the first Regiment of Pamir 20 Division as saying.

The security forces also recovered a number of weapons in the operation. (ANI)