47 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Indo Asian News Service

Kabul, March 29 (IANS) At least 47 militants were killed as government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Farah province on Wednesday, an army official said.

"As the result of well-coordinated operations launched against Taliban in Bala Block district, so far 47 rebels have been killed and 51 injured," Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.

He earlier put the number of Taliban militants killed at 30, saying the operations targeted Taliban bastion in Shiwan area.

Bala block is Taliban hotbed in Farah province.

Operations would continue until the insurgents are wiped out from the area, the official said.

Taliban militants who are active in Farah are yet to comment.

--IANS

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