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Nine insurgents killed in nationwide crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least nine armed militants were killed and eight others sustained injuries in different crackdowns within past 24 hours.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of interior (MoI) claimed that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint clearance operations against anti-state elements in different areas of Herat, Farah, Ghazni, Helmand, Kunduz, Uruzgan, Paktiya, Takhar, Sar-e-Pul and Khost provinces. Security forces killed nine insurgents and injured eight others in fierce gunfight.

Five Taliban fighters were also arrested and handed over to the concerned judicial organization for further investigation. The ANP has also recovered huge cache of ammunition in the nationwide offensives against insurgent groups, the statement said.

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