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Throng of insurgents killed in military crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At militants were killed grandmothers nonmilitary offensives carried out by Afghan security forces within past day.

The defense ministry in a statement said that Afghan National Army in collaboration with Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security launched joint operations against insurgents in different areas Helmand,Nimroz,Nangarhar,Kunar, Faryab, Ghazni,Baghlan,Logar,Herat,Badakhshan,Uruzgan,Sar-e Pul and Kandahar provinces.

The operations left 66 insurgents dead and 21 others wounded, said the statement.

Afghan forces clamped down on insurgents and arrested two of them, handing them over to judicial agencies for further inquiries.

Afghan defense and security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and airstrikes.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, 12 insurgents were killed, seven others wounded and three motorbikes were destroyed in Bala Morghab district of Badghis and Farah capital, three insurgents were killed, two were wounded and some rounds of weapons and ammunition destroyed in Narang district of Kunar, three insurgents were killed and four others wounded in Geru district of Ghazni, one insurgent was killed in Muhammad Agha district of Logar.

Similar, Afghan Air Forces conducted heavy airstrikes on enemies’ positions that as a result, 26 insurgents were killed, three others wounded and two vehicles were destroyed in Zurmat district of Paktia, 10 insurgents were killed, seven were wounded, five hideouts, five IEDS and some other rounds of weapons and ammunition destroyed in KhasUruzgan district of Uruzgan. 10 insurgents were killed in Nade Ali district of Helmand and an ISIS fighter was killed in Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

In past 24 hours, 18 planed clearing operations, and102Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air forces conducted120aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including10 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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

ANA as the nation’s defense forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.

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