A total of 15 militants have been killed at Marja district and 9 others at Khanshin district in the province, a former Taliban stronghold, since Saturday morning, the statement said.

Afghan Taliban
Afghan Taliban
Meanwhile, 13 more militants have sustained injuries in both the districts, it added.

The statement, however, did not comment on the possible casualties on the side of the security personnel.

Local officials said fierce fighting has been continuing between government forces and Taliban militants in Marja district over the past few days.

Taliban militants, who have been challenging the government forces in Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of Kabul over the past couple of years, are yet to make comments on the situation in both Marja and Khanshin districts. Enditem

Source:Xinhua

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