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32 insurgents dead in military drills

AT News Report-KABUL: At least 32 militants have been killed and 31 others wounded in different crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said on Sunday.

In a press release, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted a joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Urzgan, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces, in which 32 insurgents including five Daesh affiliates were killed and 31 others received injuries.

The anti-militants operation was also backed by air support.

During the operation, 11 Taliban fighters were killed, seven including a Pakistani wounded and two enemy hideouts destroyed in Khanabad, Emam Sahib and Aqtash districts of Kunduz province. Moreover, 11 insurgents were killed and 12 others injured in Gilan and Waghez districts of Ghazni province, while four other rebels killed, 11 others wounded and a stronghold of enemy destroyed in Qades district of Badghis province.

Similarly, three Pakistani fighters loyal to the Daesh extremist group, were killed in Dehbala district of Nangarhar, while two others in Chapa Dara district of Kunar — one militant killed and another one wounded in Trinkot center of Urzgan province.

In past 24 hours, seven planed clearing operations, and 68 Special Forces operations conducted in six provinces; also, air forces conducted 70 aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including 14 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

According to the statement, the ANA also discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition belonging to the militant outfits during operations.


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