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28 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: As many as 28 Taliban fighters were killed and 25 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, said a statement.

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) has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Parwan, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Zabul, Urzgan, Faryab, Jawzjan, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Kunduz provinces. In these operations 28 rebels were killed and 25 others injured.

Taliban commanders and shadow district chiefs were among the killed and wounded militants. Five soldiers were also killed, claimed the ministry.

Twelve suspected insurgents were also arrested by ANA and were handed over to the relevant judicial body for interrogation. ANA discovered and confiscated huge caches of weapons and ammunition in the operations as well, mentioned the statement.

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