KUNDUZ, Aug. 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan security force member takes part in a military operation in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2016. Taliban multi-pronged offensives to overrun the strategically important Kunduz city 250 km north of K. Image Source: IANS News

Qalat : , Dec 15 (IANS) Five militants were killed after the Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces on Sunday, Afghan Army said in a statement.

The security forces backed by fighter planes struck the militants' hideouts outside Tirin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province, killing two insurgents and wounding three others, early Sunday morning, Afghanistan's Army was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Similarly, the security forces targeted a Taliban hideout in Khakriz district of the neighboring Kandahar province in the wee hours of Sunday, killing three armed insurgents.

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