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75 insurgents killed nationwide: MoD

AT-KABUL: At least 75 Taliban insurgents were killed and 26 others injured in different operations launched by the Afghan security forces within past 24 hours, security officials said on Saturday.

In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the Afghan National Army with the cooperation of the National Police and the National Directorate of Security operatives conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Logar, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Wardak, Kandahar, Farah, Ghor, Badkhis, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul, Baghlan, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces, in which 75 Taliban insurgents were killed, 26 wounded, and 11 others have been detained.

“Unfortunately, eight soldiers were also martyred during the clashes.”

Furthermore, in a separate incident, five civilians were killed and three others wounded after their vehicle struck to a roadside bomb in the northeastern Takhar province, local official said on Saturday.

The provincial spokesman Senatullah Timor said that the incident was occurred in Alqanaq localities of Darqad distract of the province. “Children were among the victims.”

However, he blamed the Taliban militants for planting the Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The Taliban insurgents has been using IEDs as their significant weapons against Afghan security forces, but the victim is usually civilians.

It’s worth mentioning 713 civilians were killed and more than 1,650 injured by IED attacks last year.

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