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ANP foils terror attacks in three provinces

AT-KABUL: Afghan National Police (ANP) had thwarted terror attacks in central Maidan Wardak, Parwan, and northwestern Badghis provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) claimed on Wednesday in a media statement.

Militants wanted to carry out terrorist attacks in these provinces. However, their subservice activities were foiled by security officials, the statement added.

Police also recovered rockets that the militants wanted to fire to deteriorate the security situation further during the attacks. Two landmines were also recovered in Maidan and Badghis provinces.

The ANP also recovered a 24kg bag of explosives in Parwan province and foiled the possible terrorist attack, the statement said.

Accelerating the speed of operations against insurgents, the security forces killed 38 Daesh fighters in Nangarhar the other day.

The militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force. The 201st Selab Military Corps in a press statement on Tuesday said that Afghan Air Force launched airstrikes on hideouts of Daesh militants in two different areas of Chaparhar district of the province.

It added that the airstrikes hit hideouts of militants in Sulemankhel area of the district leaving 36 rebels loyal to Mullah Naeem and Habibzai dead. Two other fighters who wanted to escape the scene were also killed by security forces.

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