18 militants killed in Afghanistan air strike

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At least 18 militants were killed as warplanes targeted Taliban hideouts in southern Helmand province on Sunday, said an army spokesman.

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A Taliban vehicle was also destroyed in the air strikes, he added.

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Few days before, at least 58 Taliban militants have been killed in cleanup operations in 10 provinces out of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

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The Taliban-led violence continues in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces have pressed on clearing the militants in restive provinces as they assumed the full security charges from NATO-led troops since 1 January.

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