Afghan forces kill 16 Taliban, bomb blast wounds 17 civilians

Afghan forces kill 16 Taliban, bomb blast wounds 17 civilians
# 22 April 2014 18:05 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban killed 16 militants on Tuesday when a bomb blast left 17 civilians injured in the militancy-plagued country, officials confirmed, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The government forces in exerting pressure against militants, raided Taliban bankers in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province 125 km south of the national capital Kabul Tuesday morning, leaving a dozen insurgents dead.

The clash, according to an official, erupted after armed militants targeted a police checkpoint early Tuesday and police retaliated.

"A group of armed Taliban rebels raided a checkpoint of local police in Khan Zaman Khan village in Qarabagh district this morning and police retaliated leaving 12 rebels including their commander Mullah Noor Mohammad dead," security official Nazifullah Sultani told Xinhua.

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