Afghan army kills 28 insurgents: govt

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PV International Desk : At least 28 insurgents were killed and nine others injured in separate incidents across Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan Defense Ministry said Monday.

In Pashtun Kot district of northern Faryab province, 16 insurgents were killed and six others wounded during an army’s cleanup operation, the ministry said in a statement.

Six militants were killed in Garmser district of southern Helmand province after Afghan air force struck a Taliban position during which an insurgents’ hideout was also destroyed.

In eastern Laghman province, three militants were killed and three others injured following a cordon operation while three militants lost their lives after an airstrike in Chemtal district of northern Balkh province.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than 16 years, has yet to make comments.