Five militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 13 (IANS) Security forces in Afghanistan killed five Taliban militants and captured another on Wednesday following cleanup operations near Shebirghan city, police said.

The operations would last until the militants are eliminated in the area to ensure lasting peace there, Xinhua quoted deputy to Jowzjan province police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi as saying.

Taliban militants, who intensified their activities with the start of the new year, are yet to make any comment.

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