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33 insurgents killed in nationwide offensives

KABUL: At least 33 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 14 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours.

In a press release issued here the Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Parwan, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces. In these operations 33 rebels were killed and 14 injured.

The ministry also claimed of arresting nine militants who were later handed over to relevant judicial body for interrogation.

ANP also discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations, said the statement.

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