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3 civilians, 24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
3 civilians, 24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 4 (TIWN) Three civilians and 24 Taliban militants were killed in two Afghan provinces as fighting rages in the war-torn country, the Ministry of Defence confirmed on Sunday.

In Laghman province, nine militants were killed and 17 wounded after Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) targeted their position in Alishing district Saturday night, the ministry said in a statement. 

On Saturday afternoon, three civilians were killed and 30 others wounded during fierce battles between Taliban and the security forces in Omarzai, a locality near Mehtarlam, capital of Laghman, according to the director of provincial hospital Abdul Maruf.  In the neighboring Nangarhar province, 15 Taliban militants were killed and eight wounded after the Afghan Air Force targeted a Taliban hideout in suburban Hisarak district on Saturday, the ministry of defense statement added.

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