15 Taliban militants killed in N. Afghan raid

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About 15 Taliban militants were killed and 17 others detained following a night raid operation in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz overnight, the provincial police said on Wednesday.

"The operation was conducted by Afghan Special Forces in Hazrat-e-Sultan, an area in outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city late Tuesday night and eight militants were also wounded in the raid," it said in a statement.

A Taliban local commander named Mullah Nasim was among the killed, the statement added.

The security force also seized weapons and ammunition, the statement said, without adding if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations and NATO-led forces increased drone attacks against militants since early April after Taliban militants started their so-called annual spring offensive and step up attacks across the country.

The Taliban has yet to make comments.

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