13 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, March 23 (IANS) At least 13 Taliban militants were killed in a gunbattle with security personnel in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province on Wednesday, police said.

A group of armed Taliban fighters raided security checkpoints in Azad area of Gilan district on Wednesday, triggering a gunbattle that left 13 insurgents dead and six others injured, provincial police spokesman Fahim Amiri told Xinhua news agency.

A Taliban group commander Mullah Ghulam Rasoul alias Hazla was also among those killed in fighting, the official said.

One police constable has been injured, the official added.

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