Two Iranian members of Taliban killed in Afghanistan

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Afghan forces have killed two Iranian members of the Taliban in northern Faryab province, local army said Tuesday.

The militants were identified as Ahmad and Jundullah, according to 1Tv News.

The site added that they were among 29 militants who were killed during clashes, airstrikes, and supplying forces convoy on highway between Shirin Tagab and Khwaja Sabz Posh districts.

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The deaths include also two local Taliban commanders Nasratullah and Sadi who were killed in airstrikes, the statement added.

Twenty-three more militants were injured and a Taliban hideout was destroyed.

Also four Afghan forces were injured in the clashes, the statement said.

A local official said, "The Iranians have been involved in security incidents in Afghanistan, such as arming and financing the subversive groups, but this is the first time we see Iranians fighting within terrorist groups in Afghanistan."

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