Afghanistan Police say 12 militants killed in two separate incidents in Badakshan, Faryab provinces

As many as 12 militants were killed in incidents in two northern Afghan provinces, the police said on Sunday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The police repelled an attack at a security checkpoints in Raghistan district of Badakhshan province that left six militants dead and three others injured on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.

No troops or civilians were hurt in the gunfight, the official said.

Six other militants were killed in Faryab province when the Afghan Air Force launched an airstrike in Rahmat Abad village of Daulat Abad district, army official Nastratullah Jamshidi told Xinhua.

"The operation codenamed 'Nawid-3' is ongoing in Daulat Abad, Shirin Tagab and Khawja Sabzposh districts," he said.

Fighting has escalated as the Taliban insurgency spreads from its traditional strongholds in southern and eastern Afghanistan to the once peaceful northern region.

The Taliban militants have yet to make comments.

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 14:25 PM

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