20 militants killed in southern Afghan province
Kabul, April 24, (RHC), -- At least 20 Taliban militants were killed in raid carried out by Afghan security forces in the Washir district of Helmand province.
"Afghan forces backed by NATO-led troops during series of operations in Washir district over the past three days have killed 20 Taliban militants including four commanders namely Mullah Ahsan, Mullah Abdullah, Mullah Abdul Haq and Mullah Assadullah," spokesman for provincial administration Daud Ahmadi told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Ten Taliban militants were injured during the operations, he further said.
Helmand has been regarded as the hotbed of Taliban militants and notorious for poppy cultivation in the militancy-plagued country. /XINHUA