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49 militants dead in raids

KABUL: At least 49militants were killed and12others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns within past 24 hours.

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 Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Faryab, Baghlan, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Helmand and Nimroz provinces.

Statement said that in these operations49insurgentswere killed and 12others wounded.

Afghan forces arrested four militants during crackdown and handed over them 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, 14 Taliban fighters were killed and five wounded in Poshtrod district of Farah, two militants were killed, three wounded and some weapons and ammunition seized in Khogianai district of Nangarhar, one rebels were killed and four others wounded in Aliabad district of Kunduz, four insurgents were killed in Dehyak district of Ghazni province.

Similar, Afghan air forces targeted enemy hideouts, 25 insurgents were killed, three vehicle and two motorbike belonged to the enemy destroyed in Ghazni, seven Daesh affiliates were killed in Pachiragam and Dara Pich districts of Nangarhar and Kunar provinces.

In past 24 hours, 19 planed clearing operations, and 99 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air forces conducted 158 aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including five strikes 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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