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40 militants killed in military crackdowns

KABUL: At least 40militants were killed and nine others wounded in intensive military crackdowns within past day across the country.

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) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Sar-e-Pul, Baghlan,Badakhshan,Herat,Kandahar,Oruzgan,Ghazni,Logar,Paktia,Khost,Faryab,Helmand,Nimroz and Balkh provinces.

Statement said that in these operations40insurgentswere killed and nine others wounded.

Afghan National and Defense Security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, eight insurgents were killed and three others wounded in Trenkut center of Uruzgan, eight insurgents were killed and two vehicles destroyed in Adraskan district of Heart, six insurgents were killed in Qaisar district of Faryab,  five insurgents were killed and four others wounded in Shahjoi district of Zabu, four insurgents were killed and two vehicles destroyed in Khak Safed district of Farah province.

Similar, three insurgents were killed and two others wounded in Chaharbolak district of Balkh, three insurgents were killed in Greshk district of Helmand, two  Daesh affiliates were killed in Achin district of Nangarhar and one insurgent was killed in Moqor district of Badghis province.

In past 24 hours, 21 planed clearing operations,and103Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air forces conducted84aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including eight strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well. ANA as the nation’s defense forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.

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