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64 insurgents killed in joint ops

AT-KABUL: Sixty-four militants were killed and 38 others 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) has conducted joint clearance operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Parwan, Paktika, Daykundi, Herat, Samangan, Jawzjan, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces. “In these operations 64 rebels including 28 fighters loyal to Daesh were killed and 38 others injured,” the defense ministry said.

ANA arrested four insurgents and handed over them to relevant judicial body for interrogation.

The national army also discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in these operations.

According to the press statement of the ministry, five soldiers were killed in the line of duty in the past 24 hours.

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