Afghan forces killed 18 militants during special operations

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DUSHANBE, 05.04.2017. /NIAT Khovar/.Eighteen militants were killed after Afghan Special Operation Forces carried out raids in two provinces within the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reports citing military statement on Wednesday.

In one operation, 16 Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) militants were killed as the troops struck their hideout in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the command of Afghan Special Forces said in the statement.

In addition, two members of IS group were detained by special forces in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar, 120 km east of Afghan capital of Kabul.

Afghan Special Operation Forces also killed two insurgents of Taliban outfit and confiscated 14 motorcycles in Chinarto locality, southern Kandahar province over the same period, the statement noted.

The latest operations and elimination of the targeted militants would further improve the public security in Kandahar and Nangarhar, the statement asserted.

The Afghan Special Operation Forces have eliminated 415 terrorists and detained 131 others across the country besides destroying narcotics estimated around 20.5 million U.S. dollars since early February this year, according to figures released by the command of Special Forces.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan