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21 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 21 militants were killed and 18 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours.

In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD)said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kapisa, Paktia, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Herat, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand province.

The statement said that in these operations 21 insurgents were killed and 18 others were injured.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, Afghan National and Defense Security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions by artilleries and air force

During these operations, five Taliban fighters were killed and seven others were wounded in Balablok district of Farah province, six insurgents were killed and five other wounded in Andar and Dehyak district in Ghazni, three others were killed and two other injured in Bargmatal district of Nuristan.

Similar three insurgents were killed and one local commander was injured in Tagab district of Kapisa, two rebels were killed and three other wounded in Aqtash district of Kunduz and two other Taliban fighter killed in Bushran area of Helmand province.

In past 24 hours, 13 planed clearing operations, 23 Special Forces operations conducted in 12 provinces; also, Air forces conducted 113 aerial operations supporting Afghan National army including 11 strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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