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Afghan army says 20 people were killed in an air strike against the Taliban in the south of the country

The Afghan army announced that twenty people, including civilians, were killed in an air strike in the south of the country targeting the Taliban, Al-Arabiya TV reported in a flash news.

On Wednesday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said that more than 100 Taliban militants were killed in clashes with government forces in different parts of the country.

And the Afghan (Khamma Press) agency - the English version - quoted the ministry as saying in a statement that 50 militants from the movement were wounded, and a number of weapons were confiscated, while a quantity of ammunition was destroyed.

According to the Ministry of Defense, these operations took place during the past 24 hours in the states of Laghman, Kunar, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Zabul, Badghis, Herat, Faryab, Helmand and Baghlan.

The Defense Ministry said that 35 types of mines planted in different parts of the country have also been neutralized.

The violence and insurgency have increased significantly recently, however, the Taliban has not yet officially announced the spring offensive, but has practically started attacking Afghan National Army checkpoints and convoys in several locations in different parts of the country.