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20 militants killed in clashes in eastern Afghanistan.

Kabul, Afghanistan, June 29 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 20 Taliban militants were killed during a massive clash with security forces in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan on Friday, the provincial governor said.

"An estimated 60 to 80 Taliban militants launched a massive attack on Afghan National Police (ALP) checkposts in Kamdesh district at around 3 a.m. local time Friday and the clashes lasted for several hours, leaving more than 20 militants dead ," governor Tamim Nuristani told Xinhua.

The militants used small arm fire and RPGs or rocket-propelled grenade in the attack in the district bordering Pakistan, the governor said, without saying if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

Citing initial information from the police, the governor added that at least three civilian women were also killed and several civilians were injured in the clashes in surrounding areas of the district in the province, 180 km east of capital Kabul. (Xinhua-ANI)

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