Afghan forces kill dozens of militants in hostage rescue operation

March 4, 2015 4:45 PM

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KANDAHAR (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have killed dozens of militants in a military operation aimed at freeing a group of civilian hostages in southern Afghanistan, an army official said on Wednesday.

Masked gunmen kidnapped around 30 passengers from two buses in the southern province of Zabul last week while they were traveling late at night to the capital, Kabul.

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