15 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 26 (IANS) As many as 15 Taliban militants were killed as clashes erupted in Aghanistan's Farah province Sunday, an official said.

"A group of Taliban insurgents were preparing to storm the headquarters of Purchaman district this morning but the police force, acting upon intelligence reports, launched pre-emptive attack killing 15 rebels on the spot," reported Xinhua citing spokesman for the provincial administration.

There were no casualties on the police side, he said.

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