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57 insurgents killed in operations

AT-KABUL: Fifty-seven Taliban fighters were killed and 60 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, officials said Monday.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense said that Afghan National Army with the cooperation of the Afghan National Police and the National Directorate of Security conducted operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Wardak, Khost, Paktia, Logar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Farah, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Takhar and Helmand provinces.

“In these operations, 57 rebels including two Taliban commander and 12 Daesh fighters were killed and 60 others including 20 Daesh were injured,” the statement said.

One rebel was arrested and handed over to judicial organs for further inquiry, according to the statement.

The army also discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations.

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

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