Afghan forces kill four insurgents

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Four Taliban insurgents were killed and one other arrested in an operation in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand overnight, said the command of Special Forces on Sunday.

"The operation began at 12:05 am and ended at 04:03 am Sunday, on a specific intelligence information about presence of important Taliban figures in a village in Nahri Sarraj district," Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan (MoD-OCGA) said in a statement.

Upon arrival of the security force, a gunfight occurred and no member of security force was hurt during the raid, the statement said, adding that the security force also destroyed a vehicle and three motorcycles at the scene.

The province, notorious for poppy growing, is also a known Taliban stronghold, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Afghan Special Forces killed over 6,100 militants, injured about 3,200 and detained 443 others throughout 2017.

They also destroyed 15 militants' command and control posts and 352 bunkers in different places over the period.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments on the report.

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