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32 Taliban militants killed

By Xinhua

Kabul : Afghan forces killed 32 Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar in a two-day operation, provincial governor Asadullah Khalid said Tuesday.

Afghan troops launched their operation in Jalai district Monday afternoon after a roadside bombing killed seven policemen, Khalid told a press conference.

The troops killed 32 militants, injured three others and captured one. The operation lasted until Tuesday morning.

Kandahar province has been a hotbed of Taliban rebels, who often clash with government and foreign forces.

Rising Taliban insurgency has left over 2,600 people, mostly Taliban militants, dead in Afghanistan this year.