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Joint military drills kill 45 insurgents

AT-KABUL: At least 45 militants were killed and 13 others wounded in multiple extensive military 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) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Paktia, Kandahar, Urzgan, Zabul, Badghis, Faryab, Balkh, Badakhshan, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations 45 insurgents including a Taliban local commander were killed and 13 others wounded.

During operation Afghan forces arrested one insurgent and handed over him to judicial organs for further investigation.

Afghan National and Defense Security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, 16 Taliban fighters were killed, one wounded and a motorbike, a vechicle along with a narcotics factory destroyed in Grishk, Kajaki and Nadali districts of Helmand, 15 insurgents were killed including a local commander named Lal Mohmmad in Zherai and Nish districts of Kandahar and six militant were killed in Dehrawod and center of Urzgan province.

Similar, three rebels were killed and eight others wounded in Qarabagh district of Ghazni, three terrorist were killed in Zurmat district of Paktia, three insurgents were killed, four wounded and one arrested in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province.

In past 24 hours, 15 planed clearing operations, and 74 Special Forces operations conducted in 13 provinces; also, Air forces conducted 95 aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including five strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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

ANA as the nation’s defense forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.

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