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37 insurgents killed in military raids

AT-KABUL: At least 37 militants were killed and 31 others wounded in military raids across the country in the past day.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different area of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Khost, Logar, Paktia, Kandahar, Urzgan, Badghis, Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations37insurgentswere killed and 31others wounded.

Seven suspected insurgent were arrested by Afghan forces during operations and handed over to judicial organs for further inquiry.

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

During these operations in the past 24 hours, 12 Taliban fighters were killed, three others wounded and three motorbikes with some weapons belonged to enemy were destroyed in SHalizizand Peer Shahbaz area center of Ghazni, nine insurgents were killed and 16 others including Taliban shadow deputy district chief for Chamtal were wounded in Chaharbolak and Chamtal district of Balkh, eight rebels were killed, five sounded and four stronghold belonged to enemy destroyed in KhasUrzgan, Dehrawood district and Kaftarkhana and Khanaqa area of Urzgan, six militants including a Daesh fighter were killed and three others wounded in Mohamand Dara district of Nangarhar province.

Similar, two terrorists were killed in Qutbia area of Baghlan, one insurgent was killed and two other wounded in Sayed Karam district of Paktia, one militant was killed and two other wounded in Sangeen district of Helmand and seven suspected insurgents were arrested in Moammad Agha district of Logar province.

In past 24 hours,13planed clearing operations,and 63 Special Forcesoperations conducted in differentprovinces; also, Air forces conducted 77aerial operations supporting Afghan National army includingeightstrikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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

ANA as the nation’s defense forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.

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