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18 militants killed in raid by security forces in Afghanistan

According to the official, the security forces backed by aircrafts attacked Taliban hideouts on Wednesday

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  • At least 18 militants were killed and 17 others injured when security forces raided Taliban positions in Afghanistan’s Dasht-e-Archi district
  • The security forces backed by aircrafts attacked Taliban hideouts on Wednesday
  • Over 20 militants were also arrested in Saripul Province

At least 18 militants were killed and 17 others injured when security forces raided Taliban positions in Afghanistan’s Dasht-e-Archi district, an official said on Thursday.

18 militants were killed in Afghanistan. Image Source: www.vishwagujarat.com
18 militants were killed in Afghanistan. Image Source: www.vishwagujarat.com

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According to the official, the security forces backed by aircrafts attacked Taliban hideouts on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Over 20 militants were also arrested in Saripul Province, the official added. (IANS)

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More Than 7,000 People in Afghanistan Infected with HIV: WHO Report

Another HIV patient Omar, said: "If we go to hospitals and tell them that we have HIV Aids, they don't treat us."

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Some 7,200 people in Afghanistan were estimated to be HIV positive, according to figures released by the the World Health Organization (WHO).

Marking World Aids Day, the WHO on Sunday called for a broader public awareness campaign in Afghanistan to deal with the issue, reports TOLO News.

But the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said that it registered only 2,883 cases of HIV in the country.

“According to our statistics, there are 2,883 cases of HIV registered in the country. The 7,200 cases reported by the World Health Organization are only an estimate,” said Fida Mohammad Paikan, deputy minister of public health.

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Referring to factors behind the spread of the virus, Paikan said: “Last year the Ministry of Public Health registered 183 cases of HIV, and the figure has decreased to 150 new cases this year. But we need to undertake a comprehensive study to determine the exact number of those suffering from the disease.”

Victims however, have complained of social discrimination.

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Mohammad Idris, who contracted the disease from an infected needle during a drug injection, told TOLO News: “We are facing a lot of problems because we cannot share about our illness with others.”

Another HIV patient Omar, said: “If we go to hospitals and tell them that we have HIV Aids, they don’t treat us.” (IANS)