35 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Khost (Afghanistan), Aug 30 (Xinhua) Thirty-five Taliban militants were killed in overnight clashes with the Afghan and US-led coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan, the police said Sunday.

The fighting took place in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan.

“Joint forces launched an operation against Taliban militants in Sapera district from Saturday night till Sunday morning, during which 35 militants were killed,” provincial police chief Abdul Qaum Baqizoi told Xinhua.

He added that the joint forces also found assault rifles, ammunition and food items at the militants’ hideout.

He said there was no casualty on the Afghan and coalition troops’ side.

Over 100,000 international troops, including some 68,000 US soldiers, have been deployed in Afghanistan to help the Afghan security forces to restore peace and stability in the country.