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46 insurgents killed in military raids

AT-KABUL: At least 46 militants were killed and 18 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns within past 24 hours.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different area of Kunar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Kandahar, Zabul, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations46insurgentswere killed and 18others wounded.

Three suspected insurgent were arrested by Afghan forces during operations and handed over to judicial organs for further inquiry.

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,25 Taliban fighters were killed, 13 wounded and 17 roadside mines discovered and neutralized in Band-e-Sarda, Chardiwal, RasheedKhil, Pir Shahbaz, Shaliz, Ziwch and ArzoKalan areas of Ghazni, eight insurgents were killed, two stronghold and two vehicle with some weapons destroyed in Sola and Khak-e-Safid area of Trinkot center of Urzgan, seven militants were killed and three others wounded in Dai Chopan district of Zabul, six rebels were killed, two wounded, three arrested and 20 kg opium with some weapons belonged to the enemy discovered and seized in Grishk and Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province.

In past 24 hours,13planed clearing operations,and 64 Special Forcesoperations conducted in differentprovinces; also, Air forces conducted 81aerial operations supporting Afghan National army includingtwostrikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

ANAdiscovered 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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