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Reported security incidents
#1: Unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning killed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) local leader Afzal Khan in Kanju area of Swat, Geo News reported. According to police, the attackers ambushed Afzal Khan as soon as he left his house that left him severely injured.
#2: Afghan police and army, backed by NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 16 Taliban insurgents and detained 14 other suspects within the past 24 hours, the country' s Interior Ministry said Wednesday. "Afghan police, army and coalition forces launched seven joint cleanup operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimroz and Zabul provinces, killing 16 armed Taliban insurgents and detaining 14 others over the past 24 hours,"the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates to media.
#3: According to local authorities in eastern Paktiya province at least 21 Afghan civilians were killed or injured following an explosion in this province. The officials further added the incident took place on late Tuesday evening at Gardiz city near the branch of Kabul Bank. An official at the provincial hospital said at least 1 person was killed and 20 others were injured following the explosion and were taken to the hospital for the treatment purposes.
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