KABUL: At least 30 Taliban militants have been killed and 10 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 Wednesday.
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 Ghazni, Farah, Heart, Laghman, Zabul and Kunduz provinces, in which 30 militants were killed and 10 others wounded.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.
During these operations, 11 Taliban insurgents were killed and seven others wounded in Muqur district and capital of Ghazni—five militants killed, one wounded and two fighting positions destroyed in Qala Kah district of Farah—five rebels killed and two vehicles destroyed in Zenda Jan and Ghoryain districts of Heart—four rebels killed in Alishing district of Laghman province.
Similarly, three insurgents were killed and two others wounded in Arghandab district of Zabul, and two militants were killed in Char Dara district of Kunduz province.
In past 24 hours, 20 planed clearing operations, and Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army, including 14 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.