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23 insurgents killed in operations

AT-KABUL: 23 Taliban fighters were killed and 11 others were wounded in different operations within past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday.

Defense ministry said in statement said that the national army with the cooperation of the national police and the National Directorate of Security (NDS), conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Paktika, Ghazni, Wardak, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Ghor, Baghlan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

“In these operations, 23 rebels including two Taliban commanders were killed and 11 others were injured,” the ministry said.

It said the national army also seized and confiscated weapons and ammunition during the operations.

“Unfortunately two army soldier were killed in the operations,” it added.

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