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24 militants killed in Afghanistan operation

At least 24 militants were killed in a military operation in Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

Local Taliban leader, five insurgents killed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan

Local Taliban leader, five insurgents killed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan

A local Taliban leader and five Taliban insurgents were killed after the Afghan army launched an operation in the province of Uruzgan, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

The Taliban attack, in one of the country's top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as they try to contain Islamist insurgents in other areas of the country.

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

At least 25 militants were killed as Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Helmand province, an official statement said on Sunday.

The airstrikes pounded Taliban positions in Garmsir, Chah-e-Anjir and Nahr-e-Saraj district on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

Taliban use `honey trap` boys to kill Afghan police

In the province of Uruzgan, "bacha bereesh" -- or boys without beards -- widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.