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36 militants killed in massive crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least 36 Taliban fighters were killed and 36 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Ghor, Kunduz, Herat, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces. In these operations more than 36 rebels were killed and 36 others were injured.

Afghan forces succeeded to arrest six insurgents during the operations. The detained militants were handed over to the relevant judicial body for interrogation. ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well, the ministry claimed without providing details.

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