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Taliban target Daesh hideouts in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province

The Taliban say they have killed a number of Daesh operatives during an operation against the Takfiri terrorist group's hideouts in southern Afghanistan.

Taliban provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Mohammadi said on Monday that at least four Takfiri terrorists were killed and 10 others arrested during the crackdown across various districts of Kandahar province over the past 24 hours.

“So far, four Daesh fighters have been killed and ten arrested… one of them blew himself up inside a house,” he added.

The new operation follows a bout of terrorist attacks claimed by Daesh across Afghanistan.

In the most recent incident of violence, local media quoting a Taliban official, reported there had also been a blast in a western suburb of Kabul on Monday morning.

Daesh on Sunday claimed responsibility for a bomb that destroyed a minibus in the capital Kabul at the weekend. The bomb blast hit a vehicle near a Taliban checkpoint in a mainly Shia neighborhood, leaving an unknown number of casualties.

Media reports said a well-known local journalist and up to two others were killed in the explosion. Dasht-e Barchi is a Kabul suburb dominated by members of the mostly Shia Hazara community.

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