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64 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 64 militants were killed and 16 others were wounded in different operations launched by the national army in the past 24 hours, the military said Saturday.

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) conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Wardak, Paktia, Ghazni, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Herat, Baghlan, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations 64 insurgents including four Taliban local commander, eight Al-Qaeda and three fighters loyal to Daesh were killed and 16 others were injured.

This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was supporting by the artillery and air forces, added statement.

ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well.

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