Afghan security forces kill 44 Taliban militants

At least 44 Taliban militants have been killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province as security forces stepped up operations in the area, an army statement said on Saturday.

According to the statement, three local commanders of the armed group were among those killed in the operations backed by warplanes in the restive Imam Sahib district, reports Xinhua news agency.

Citing a senior army commander, the statement said that 37 insurgents were also injuredin ongoing crackdown.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kunduz province, were yet to comment on the development.

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