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About 86 Taliban militants have been killed and 62 others got injured as the Afghan security forces carried out cleanup operations in different provinces within the last 24 hours, said the country's Interior Ministry on Saturday morning. "The cleanup operations were conducted by the Afghan police, army and the National Directorate of Security or intelligence agency personnel in Balkh, Helmand, Zabul, Kandahar, Paktika, Herat, Badghis and Kapisa provinces.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle among a group of Afghan security forces in Ghani Khil district on Tuesday.
At least 23 people were killed Sunday in Afghanistan when their bus collided with a truck, an official said.
All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross abducted last week in western Afghanistan were released unharmed on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:41 am
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