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31 militants killed in military raids

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KABUL:At least31militants have been killed and19others received injures inmultiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the countrywithin past 24 hours, security officials said Tuesday.

Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personalconducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas ofKunar, Khost, Oruzgan, Badghis, Balkh and Helmand provinces that left31militantsdead while19others wounded.

Also the Afghan forces arrestedfour militant, handing them to judicial organs for further inquiry.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.

During these operations,12 insurgents killed and 17 others wounded in Farah capital—six insurgents killed and four others were wounded in Chamtal district of Balkh province, while 13 others wounded, one vehicle, one motorbike and rounds of weapon and ammo destroyed in Balamurghab district of Badghis.

Similarly, four insurgents killed in Chashma Sher area of Baghlan, three insurgents including a Taliban commander known as Obaid killed and two others wounded in Greshk district of Helmand,three insurgents killed in KhasOruzgan district of Oruzgan and one other was killed in Sawkai district of Kunar province.

In past 24 hours,oneplaned clearing operations,and76Special Forcesoperations conducted in differentprovinces; also, Air Forces conducted78aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army includingsixstrikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

The ANAdiscovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well.

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