More than 40 fighters, majority of who were anti-government militants, have been killed in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours.

In the latest showdown between security forces and the Taliban, at least four Taliban militants have been killed in Azon Kotal area in Rustaq district of the northern Takhar province on Monday, leaving four militants dead.

Fighting in Bala Murghab district of the restive province has left 14 dead including 10 militants and four security personnel since Sunday.



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