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151 Taliban militants killed in Afghan military operations: official
A total of 151 Taliban militants have been killed during military operations and clashes with the Afghan security forces within the last two days, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning.
"Some 151 armed anti-government militants were killed, over 100 wounded and seven others detained over the past 48 hours across the country," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.
About 16 Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were also killed within the same period as a result of landmine explosions and enemy's firing, the statement noted.
The army specialists found and defused 15 landmines and roadside bombs over the past two days, the statement added.
The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since April 24 when the militant group launched its so-called annual spring offensive in different places of the militancy-plagued Afghanistan which had claimed hundreds of lives including militants, security personnel and civilians.
[Source: Xinhua, Kabul, 16May15]
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