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68 insurgents killed in operations

AT-KABUL: Sixty-eight Taliban fighters were killed and 36 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, officials said.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense said that the national army with the cooperation of the national police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Paktika, Kunduz, Ghor, Uruzgan, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

“In these operations, 68 rebels including four Taliban commanders were killed and 36 others were injured,” the statement said.

It added that two insurgents were arrested and handed over to judicial organs for further inquiry.

“The national army also arrested 10 insurgents and handed over them to judicial organs for further inquiry.”

The army discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well.

Unfortunately, six army soldiers were killed in the operations, according to the statement.

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