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Clashes among Afghan, Pakistani Taliban leave 4 dead

Armed clashes among Afghan and Pakistani Taliban militants left at least four people dead in Ghazni province, according to local authorities in the eastern Afghan province. Provincial governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada confirmed the reports, saying the incident took place following verbal clashes between the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban fighters, the Afghan press reported. Akbarzada added that at least four people, including two Pakistani Taliban and two Afghan Taliban militants, were killed in Andar district in the province. The incident comes after an Afghan Taliban leader was killed following clashes with the Pakistani Taliban in Quetta recently. Meanwhile, authorities in western Farah province of Afghanistan announced that at least 37 Taliban were killed or detained during special military operations by Afghan commandos. Spokesman for the Afghan Special Forces, Nastu Nasiri, said operations were conducted by Afghan and coalition security forces in Gulistan district on Sunday. He said Afghan commandos and coalition security forces killed seven Taliban and arrested 30 others during the operations without suffering any casualties and seized weapons, ammunitions and explosives. Gulistan distict borders southern Helmand province, where a majority of Taliban have reportedly set up sanctuaries.

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