AT-KABUL: Forty-three Taliban insurgents including five suicide bombers were killed, and fifteen others wounded in different operations lunched by security forces across the country within past 24 hours, security officials said on Monday.
In a statement issued here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said that the Afghan National Army in collaboration with Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security operatives had conducted a joint operations against insurgents in different area of Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Takhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Sar-i-Pul, Jowzjan, and Helmand provinces, in which 30 insurgents killed and 15 injured. In addition to that eight insurgents were also arrested in the raids.
Unfortunately, seven soldiers were also killed during the clash, statement added.
Separately, Afghan security forces foiled a terrorist attack in Siah Gard district of northern Parwan province, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday in a statement.
“Afghan Crisis Response Unit (CRU) of the Afghan National Army and Police, launched a special operation Sunday evening in Porki localities of Siah Gard district of the province, in which 13 Taliban insurgents including five suicide bombers were killed,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Afghan security forces seized and confiscated one machine gun, one rocket launcher, one PK machine gun, one roadside bomb, three radio handsets, two motorbikes and some amount of light and heavy round of ammunitions, the statement asserted.
No casualties have been inflicted to the soldiers and civilians during operations, the statement added.
Form other hand, a huge cache of narcotics have been seized in special operation carried by Counter-Narcotics Forces in Shirzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, the ministry said in a statement.
“10,550 kg morphine, 200 kg opium, 2,400 liters nushadir ammonia, 90 liters acid have been seized,” the statement said, adding that during operations five large heroin factories were also destroyed.
However, the statement did not specified how money individual were arrested in this regard.
It is worth mentioning that for producing of each kilogram of morphine, eight kilogram of opium is needed, and for producing of 10,550 morphine 84,440 kilogram of opium is utilizing.