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Armed clashes kill over 70 in Afghanistan




(MENAFN) Officials declared that intensified militancy and counter-militancy have killed at least 70 people in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours.

District governor Ghulam Sakhi Subhani confirmed that in the most recent fatal gunfights between security forces and Taliban militants in Aqcha district of the northern Jawzjan province early Tuesday and kept going for many hours, 16 people with nine militants and seven security personnel among them, have died.

A gunfight between government forces and Taliban militants claimed the lives of 13 armed militants and three security personnel in Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province, according to district governor Mahboubullah Sayedi.

Sayedi added that the gunfight erupted when Taliban stormed security checkpoints in Kunjak area and kept going for several hours, also wounded six militants and one security personnel.

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Armed clashes kill over 70 in Afghanistan

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