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56 insurgents killed in military operations

AT-KABUL: At least 56 Taliban militants were killed and 35others wounded in different crackdowns across the country conducted by Afghan security forces within past 24 hours, security official said on Saturday.

In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense said that National Army with the cooperation of the National Police as well as the National Directorate of Security operatives conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Farah, Jawzjan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

“In these operations, 56 rebels including 15 Islamic State fighters were killed and 35 others including 17 Daesh insurgents received injuries,” the statement said.

Furthermore, the national army detained three insurgents and handed them over to judicial organs for further inquiry.

The statement furthered that soldiers discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations.

“Unfortunately, seven army soldiers were killed in the operations.”

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