Afghan forces kill 13 militants in northern Faryab province

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Afghanistan Jan 5: Afghan forces’ crackdown against Taliban outfit have left 13 insurgents dead in Almar district of the northern Faryab province, an army statement released here Saturday said.

The operation, according to the statement launched by units of Special Forces against Taliban hideouts in parts of the restive Almar district on Friday, destroyed the militants’ trenches and weapon caches.

The statement did not say if there were casualties on security personnel, Xinhua reported.

Taliban militants have not commented on the report.