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79 insurgents killed in operations

AT-KABUL: At least 79 Taliban fighters were killed and 21 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), conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Paktia, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Faryab, Baghlan, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

“In these operations, more than 79 rebels including two commanders, two foreigners and two Daesh fighters were killed and 21 others were injured,” the ministry said in a statement.

Afghan forces has arrested two local commanders of insurgents and handed over them to judicial organs for further inquiry.

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

Unfortunately 17army soldier were killed in the operations as well, the statement added.

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