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61 insurgents killed in different raids

AT-KABUL: At least sixty-one Taliban insurgents were killed and twenty-nine others wounded in different operations lunched by the Afghan security forces across the county within past 24 hours, security officials said on Tuesday.

In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said that the Afghan National Army in collaboration with Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security operatives had conducted a joint clearance operations against insurgents in different districts of Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Kandahar, Farah, Ghor, Takhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Sar-i-Pul, Samangan, and Helmand provinces, in which 61 insurgents including five terrorists linked with Haqqani network, were killed and 29 others injured. Unfortunately, fifteen soldiers were also killed during clashes with the Taliban insurgents, the statement added.

The statement said that forty Taliban insurgents were killed in southern Uruzgan province. “Group of armed Taliban attacked security check post on Monday evening in Trainkot the provincial district. However, security forces successfully repelled their attack,” the statement added.

It added that Afghan National Police also seized some amount of light and heavy rounds of ammunition and roadside bombs during operation.

Unfortunately, five Afghan National Police officers were also killed and eight others wounded, the statement concluded.

However, the interior counter-narcotics police on Tuesday said that its operatives seized a large amount of narcotics in different parts of the country.

“The operation were conducted in different area of Nemroz, Nangarhar, Baghlan provinces, in which at least 19 kg opium, 226 kg hashish were seized from smugglers,” the statement said.

According to the statement the smugglers embedded narcotics very skillfully in vehicle, a suspect arrested in this regard.

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