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Nearly 100 militants killed in past 24-hour

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KABUL: At least 94 militants have been killed and 18 others received injures in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country within past 24 hours, security officials said Saturday.

Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Laghman, Khost, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Urzgan, Zabul, Badghis, Farah, Balkh, Baghlan, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces that left 94 dead and 18 others wounded.

The Afghan National Defense Security Forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.

During these operations, 51 Taliban fighters killed and tens of weapons belonged to the enemy destroyed in Balamurghab district of Badghis—21 militants killed, one wounded and two hideouts with weapons and ammunitions destroyed in Dehrawood district and center of Urzgan, while seven other killed in Chmatal district of Balkh province.

Similarly, six terrorist linked with Haqqani terrorist network were killed and an ammunition cache destroyed in Gomal district of Paktika, five rebels were killed and 12 others wounded in Mandagar village of Farah—two militants killed and two others wounded in Arghandab district of Zabul—two insurgents killed and three others wounded in Jawzjan highway, the statement added.

Unfortunately, two soldiers have also killed and six others wounded during operation as well.     

In past 24 hours, six planed clearing operations, and 79 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted 86 aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including 13 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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

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