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70 insurgents killed in countrywide operations: MoD

AT News Report-KABUL: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Friday announced elimination of 70 insurgents from militant groups in different military operations conducted by the Afghan security forces during the past 24 hours across the country.

According to the statement issued by the MoD, militants sustained casualties in Helmand, Nimroz, Balkh, Takhar, Faryab, Badghis, Farah, Zabul, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Logar, Kapisa, Laghman, Ghazni and the eastern Nangarhar provinces, in which 70 militants were killed.

At least nine militant’s sustained injuries and six other were held alive during military operations,” the statement said, adding the Afghan air forces carried out 73 air strikes against insurgents across the country.

However, MoD did not display casualties on the part of security forces.



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