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Over 50 killed in Afghanistan’s skirmishes in 24 hours

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More than 50 fighters have been killed in the insurgency-plagued Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said Thursday.

In the latest fighting that occurred in restive Wardoj district of the northern Badakhshan province Thursday morning, four Taliban fighters were killed and two others wounded, district governor Mohammad Imran told Xinhua.

According to Imran, only one pro-government militia was killed in the fighting.

Similarly, a bomb blast targeted a car in the eastern Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad city wounding a district official and his son on Thursday, while two blasts on Wednesday night left two dead including a civilian and a police and injured eight others, police confirmed.

A total of 18 militants were killed and 12 others injured in Shah Walikot district of the southern Kandahar province over the past 24 hours, according to an army statement released Thursday.

The government forces, according to army statement, have killed 15 insurgents in the eastern Ghazni province since Wednesday.

Moreover, a statement of Interior Ministry reported killing 17 militants in the eastern Paktia, southern Helmand and western Farah province over the past 24 hours.

Taliban militants have yet to make comments on the claims by the officials.

Fighting usually gets momentum in spring and summer commonly known as the fighting season in Afghanistan.

(XINHUA)

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