Afghan DM: 29 Taliban slain in latest operations

Fighting centers on Kandahar and Helmand

A new report from the Afghan Defense Ministry claimx 29 Taliban killed nationwide over the past 24 hours. Two were reported to be from Chechnya.

The biggest incidents were in Helmand and Kandahar, where 15 and 12 were killed, respectively. Officials say 74 Taliban were slain in Kandahar in recent days.

Officials claim that the Taliban were building up for an attack, but were a bit vague on where or against whom. They say this saved “tens of civilians.”

The Chechens were slain in Logar Province. Six Taliban were also reported wounded there.

Author: Jason Ditz

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