28 militants killed in two Afghan provinces: gov't

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KABUL, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-eight Taliban militants were killed in two Afghan provinces on Thursday, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

Fourteen militants affiliated with the Taliban group were killed and one other was wounded after Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted a clearance operation supported by Afghan Air Force in Shindand district of western Herat province, the ministry said in a statement.

Three villages, Khawja Nuh, Rubat Rood and Pul-e-Larzanak, have also been cleared from the insurgents, the statement added.

Elsewhere, in northern Takhar province's restive Khawja Ghar district, 14 Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded, when Afghan air forces pounded their hideouts and positions, the statement said.

Some amount of arms and ammunition and two of the militants' bases have also been destroyed following the sorties in the two regions, said the statement.

No civilians or military personnel were reported dead or wounded during the operations.

The militant group has not responded to the report. Enditem

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