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18 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Eighteen Taliban fighters were killed and eight others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, officials said Sunday.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Khost, Takhar and Kapisa provinces. In these operations, 18 rebels were killed and eight others were injured.

Unfortunately, 11 ANA soldiers were killed in the operation as result of enemy firing, said the statement.

ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well, mentioned the statement.

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