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15 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Fifteen Taliban fighters were killed and 16 others wounded in different crackdowns in the past 24 hours, officials said.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) with the cooperation of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Helmand and Ghazni provinces.

In these operations, 15 rebels were killed and 16 others were injured, according to the statement.

Unfortunately, seven army soldiers were martyred during the operations as the result of enemy firing, said the statement.

The army also discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well, mentioned the statement.

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