3 killed, 35 detained during Afghan special operations

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Three militants have been killed and 35 detained after Afghan Special Operation Forces waged two raids in southern Kandahar province, provincial police department said on Monday.

"In one raid, 35 suspected militants were captured in Barmo locality, Maywand District Sunday night and five motorcycles used by the militants were destroyed at the site. In addition, three militants were killed after they clashed with special forces in Mulid area of Takhta Pul District Sunday morning," it said in a statement.

No civilian or security force was hurt during the above raids, the statement added.

Security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the stronghold of Taliban, over the last months, as security forces have conducted several search and cordon operations across the province.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently, as spring and summer known as the fighting season, are drawing near in the Central Asian country.

[ Editor: Liu Jiaming ]


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