Dozens killed in Afghan offensive

US-led forces claim to have killed Taliban fighters in two separate operations.

    US-led forces have also detained 11 suspected Taliban fighters during their operations [AFP]

    In the first attack, a Taliban network was targeted in Kapisa, a province northeast of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

    A statement released by the US military said that troops killed 18 fighters and a commander who was known for targeting Afghan and foreign forces.

    In the second attack, a Taliban commander allegedly responsible for roadside bombings throughout the restive province of Kandahar was killed. Two other fighters were also killed.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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