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18 insurgents killed in raids

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AT-KABUL: At least 18 militants were killed and 17 others were wounded in different operations within past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD), said that Afghan National Army (ANA) with the cooperation of Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) have conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Wardak, Khost , Kandahar, Uruzgan, Badghis, Faryab, Kunduz, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations18 insurgents including three local commanders and eight Daesh fighters were killed and 17 others were were injured.

This joint operation of the Defense Security Forces was supporting by the artillery and air forces, added statement.

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