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16 militants killed in fresh ops

AT News Report

KABUL: At least 16 militants were killed and 14 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Saturday.

Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Jawzjan, Faryab and Helmand provinces, in which 16 militants were killed and 14 others wounded.

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

During operations in the past 24 hours, ten Taliban insurgents were killed and five others wounded in Darzab district of Jawzjan – three militants killed and four others wounded in Qaramqol district of Faryab and three rebels were killed and five others injured in Grishk district of Helmand province.

In past 24 hours, 17planed clearing operations, and Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including airstrikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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