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59 insurgents killed in military raids

AT-KABUL: At least 59 militants were killed and 34 others wounded in multiple extensive military 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 National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different area of Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Kandahar, Urzgan, Zabul , Farah, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations59insurgentswere killed and 34others wounded.

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,18 Taliban fighters were killed, 14 wounded and some weapons destroyed in Dehrawod and center of Urzgan, 10 militants were killed and some weapons belonged to enemy destroyed in Daichopan district of Zabul, nine terrorists were killed and seven others wounded in Marof district of Kandahar, six rebels were killed and two others wounded in Balablok district of Farah province.

Similar, six insurgents were killed and four others wounded in Sangeen, Grishk and Nadali districts of Helmand, five militants were killed in Andar district of Ghazni, five Taliban terrorists were killed and three others injured in Almar district of Faryab and four insurgents were killed in Alishing district of Laghman province.

In past 24 hours,14 planed clearing operations, and 66 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air forces conducted 124aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including nine strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

ANA discovered 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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