Afghan forces kill 15 militants in northern Faryab province

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Sept 12, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – Up to 15 militants have
been killed as the government forces launched cleanup operations in Pashton
Kot and Shirin Tagab districts of the northern Faryab province over the past
24 hours, police spokesman in the province, Abdul Karim Yurash said

The mop up, according to the official, launched Tuesday and so far, eight
militants have been killed in Pashton Kot district and seven more militants
killed in Shirin Tagab district.

A total of 13 militants and three security personnel have been injured and
another security man is missing, the official added.

Taliban militants who have engaged government forces in several fronts
have yet to make comments.