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69 militants killed in different raids

AT-KABUL: At least sixty-nine insurgents were killed in different crackdowns carried by the Afghan security forces in the country within past 24 hours, a media statement said on Friday.

In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense said that the operation was conducted in different areas of Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Ghor, Herat, Takhar, Kunduz, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces, in which sixty-nine militants, including 11 Daesh fighters were killed and five other fighters of the group received injuries.

Security forces also detained two militants loyal to the Daesh militants during the raid, the statement said.

Eleven insurgents were killed in Nirkh district of Maidan Wardak province, where security forces also seized eleven suicide jackets and some explosives materials.

Moreover, six militants were killed by their own mortar shell as they wanted to fire into Syedabad district of the Maidan Wardak, the statement said.

During a raid in Badakhshan, 13 insurgents were killed and 21 others wounded, the statement said.

According to the statement, one militant was killed and two others wounded in a raid in Shinkai district of Zabul province.

Four Afghan security personnel were also killed during the operation, the statement added.

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