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Over 100 insurgents killed in fresh military drills

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KABUL: At least 106 militants have been killed and 24 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours, security officials said Tuesday.

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 Balkh, Ghor, Ghazni, Helmand, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Nangarhar, Urzgan, Paktika, Paktia and Faryab provinces, in which 106 militants, including six Daesh affiliates were killed and 24 others wounded.

In addition to that Afghan forces arrested three militants, handing them over relevant judicial organs for further investigations.

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

During these operations, 46 insurgents were killed, one detained, eight motorbikes were destroyed and some amount of weapons and ammunition were seized in Sholgara, Chamtal and Balkh districts of Balkh province—14 insurgents killed and 24 motorbikes were destroyed in Sharak district Ghor—11 insurgents killed, one vehicle and one motorbike were destroyed in Ab-Band and Qarabagh districts Ghazni—10 insurgents killed, five were wounded, five fighting positions, four motorbikes, some amount of weapons and ammunition were destroyed and 10 rounds of IEDs were discovered and defused in an in Nahar Saraj district of Helmand.

Similarly, nine insurgents were killed and one wounded in Karan-WA Manjan district of Badakhshan—six insurgents were killed and eight others wounded in Nah-Reen district of Baghlan—six Daesh loyalists were killed in Pachiragam district of Nangarhar—five insurgents were killed and their hideout was destroyed in Shaid Ihsas district of Urzgan—five insurgents were killed and three others were wounded in Barmal district of Paktika—three insurgents were killed and two others wounded in Shirin Tagab district of Faryab—two insurgents arrested, some amount of weapons and ammunition were confiscated and three rounds of IEDs were discovered and defused in clearing operation in Samkanay district of Paktia province.

In past 24 hours, 11 planed clearing operations, and 74 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also Afghan Air Forces conducted aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army, including 32 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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