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49 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 49 Taliban insurgents were killed and 29 others wounded in different joint clearance operations lunched by security forces in the past 24 hours across the country, ministry of defense said Sunday.

In a media statement, the ministry said the national army with the cooperation of the national police and the National Directorate of Security conducted clearance operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Logar, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Oruzgan, Herat, Faryab, Kunduz, Takhar and Helmand  provinces.

“In these operations, 49 Taliban insurgents were killed and 29 others injured,” the statement said. 10 insurgents were also arrested. The ministry also claimed that the security forces have seized huge cache of weapons, but did not provide details.

Elsewhere, a senior police commander was wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Logar province, defense ministry said.

It added the vehicle of the commander of 203rd Thunder Corps of the National Army struck a roadside bomb during an operation in Charkh district.

The statement noted that the commander was injured in the attack and was shifted to the hospital on time.

According to the ministry, the health condition of the commander is satisfactory as he being treated in the provincial hospital.

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