Sat, 08 Aug 2020

KABUL, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces stormed militants' hideouts in Khogiani district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday killing 20 militants including Taliban local commander Sangarmal on the spot, Defense Ministry said in a statement released here Wednesday.

About a dozen more militants were injured during the crackdown launched against the armed insurgents' hideouts in Zawa area of the restive district on Tuesday morning, the statement added.

An amount of arms and ammunition as well as some cars and motorbikes of the insurgents were destroyed during the raids, it said.

The security forces have also arrested seven Taliban militants from across the northern Takhar province over the past 24 hours, provincial government spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajari said Wednesday.

Taliban militants have not commented.

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