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18 armed militants killed

AT-KABUL: At least 18 armed militants were killed and 13 others wounded in different provinces in the past 24 hours, security officials said Saturday.

A press statement issued here ministry of interior, said that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched four Counter-Terrorism joint operations to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.

Statement said that the operations were conducted in Shinwar district of Nangarhar, Shindand district of Herat, Tagab district of Kapisa and Andar district of Ghazni province, which as a result 18 armed militants were killed, 13 wounded.

Afghan forces also arrested 13 armed insurgents in the mentioned districts, added the statement.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy weapons and ammunition.

In a separate report, Afghan National Police released two civilians from armed Taliban custody in Shindand district of Herat province, mentioned statement.

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