Afghanistan: 16 Taliban insurgents killed, 19 wounded in Afghan, foreign forces’ operation in Baghlan, says police chief

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Upto 16 armed Taliban insurgents were killed during a joint operation between Afghan forces and foreign forces in Baghlan province, local officials said Wednesday, TOLONews reported.

According to Baghlan police chief Akramuddin Sare, the operation was conducted in Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan province over the past four days and involved both ground and air operations.

During the operation at least 19 other Taliban insurgents were wounded, Sare said.

He said that during the operation several villages had been cleared of Taliban insurgents and weapons belonging to the Taliban were seized by the forces.

No details were provided on whether there had been any military or civilian casualties.

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