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6 Taliban killed in Baghlan operation: Officials

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6 Taliban killed in Baghlan operation: Officials

Baghlan, Jan 6 (IANS) At least six Taliban were killed and four others were wounded during an operation in northern Baghlan, local officials said.<br /> <br /> <br />The operation was launched on the Baghlan-Samangan highway on Tuesday to clear the highway from "Taliban", said Mohammad Wais Samimi, the provincial police chief, TOlO news reported.<br /> <br />"The enemies have been pushed back from the highway," said Samimi, adding that "the operation was successful. Two key Taliban members were also among the dead."<br /> <br />"A plan is in place to keep the highway secure and target the enemies in villages that start activities and threaten the people and business on the highways," he said. <br /> <br />"Six security outposts were created on the highway and we will also have patrols," he added. <br /> <br />The Taliban has not yet commented on the operation.<br /><br />.