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71 militants killed in raids

AT News Report-KABUL: Over 70 fighters loyal to the Taliban and Daesh extremist groups have been killed in different operations conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security official said on Friday.

In addition to that 34 other insurgents received injuries in the operation.

In a statement, the Ministry of Defense said that the operation was carried out in Faryab, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces.

The statement said 41 militants were killed in Faryab’s Pashtun Kot, Sharin Tagab and Kohistan districts and another 17 were injured. Some weapons and ammunitions were also destroyed.

In Farah City and Balabok district, nine Taliban insurgents were killed, including two commanders and two arrested and two motorcycles were seized.

Eight Islamic State militants were killed and several explosive devices destroyed in Nangarhar province. Seven insurgents were killed and six others injured in Khan Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province.

Two armed Taliban were injured in Zabul province.


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