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91 insurgents killed: MoD

AT-KABUL: Ninety one Taliban fighters were killed and 70 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, said officials.

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 operations against insurgents in different areas of Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Kandahar, Herat, Baghlan, Balkh, Uruzgan, Jawzjan, Samangan, Kunduz, Takhar and Helmand provinces. In these operations 91 rebels were killed and 70 others were injured.

Twenty-two insurgents were arrested and handed over to the relevant judicial body for interrogation, the statement said, adding that six soldiers also lost their lives in the line of duty.

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