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Afghan forces claim 24 Taliban died in attack

Intelligence reports came in that at least 24 Taliban militants were killed by guided missiles in Khas Urozgan in the center of Afghanistan, the country's army said on Saturday. It added another 17 Islamist rebels were wounded.

Authorities failed to reveal when the attack took place or if it was committed by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The Afghan military claimed the insurgents' weapons, ammunition and explosives were destroyed.

Violence has increased since the Taliban started an offensive in April in spite of international peace talks. Fighting is raging in the majority of 34 provinces.

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