|Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)|
At least 27 insurgents were killed in an Afghan police force operation in southern Helmand province on Tuesday, public order police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The operation was conducted in Garemsir district of the province to clear the area of insurgents, according to the statement.
However, the statement did not provide more details about the operation nor about casualties among security forces.
This comes just days after U.S Marines returned to the province, two years after the NATO combat mission ended in the country.
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