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55 militants killed in fresh ops

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KABUL: At least 55 Taliban militants have been killed and 21 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Tuesday.

Ministry of Defense in a statement said that the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Herat, Kandahar, Takhar, Paktika, Kunduz, Ghor, Urzgan, Kapisa, Helmand, Maidan Wardak and Ghazni provinces, in which 55 militants were killed and 21 others wounded.

Afghan security forces succeeded to arrest three suspects and handed them over to the related judicial organs for further inquiry.

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

During these operations, 15 Taliban militants were killed and four other wounded in Pashtoon Zarghon district of Heart—nine insurgents killed and another wounded in Sha Walikot district of Kandahar—eight rebels killed and seven others injured in Takhar—six terrorists linked with Haqqani terrorist network killed in Barmal district of Paktika—five insurgents killed in Chahardara district of Kunduz—four militants killed, two wounded and three suspects arrested in Chaharchino district of Urzgan and four rebels were killed and three others wounded in Nijrab district of Kapisa province.

Similarly, two Taliban insurgents had been killed in Dawlatyar district of Ghor—one militant was killed in Nadali district of Helmand—one rebel killed in Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak and four militants were killed in Andar district of Ghazni province.  

In past 24 hours, 22 planed clearing operations, and Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army, including 24 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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