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61 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 61 militants were killed and 43 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 National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktia, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Jawzjan, Kuduz and Helmand province.

The press release added that in these operations 61 insurgents were killed and 43 others were injured.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, Afghan National and Defense Security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions by artilleries and air force

Four insurgents were arrested and handed over to judicial organs for further inquiry.

During these operations, 16 Taliban fighters were killed and 14 others wounded in Khas Urzgan, 14 insurgents were killed and three other injured in Dehyak and Qarabagh Bagh district of Ghazni province, 15 rebels were killed and 18 other injured in Aqcha district of Jawzjan and five terrorists killed and three others wounded in Talwaka area center of Kunduz province.

Similar five Taliban fighters were killed and five others wounded in Janikhil district of Paktia, three insurgents were killed in Balamorghab district of Badghis and three Taliban fighters were killed in Nadali district of Helmand.

In past 24 hours, 15 planed clearing operations, 12 Special Forces operations conducted in 13 provinces; also, Air forces conducted 93 aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including 15 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well.

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