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67 insurgents killed in raids

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AT-KABUL: At least 67 militants have been killed and 40 others received injuries in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said on Thursday.

In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Ghazni, Urzghan, Zabul, Farah, Ghor, Balkh, Faryab, Samangan, Baghlan and Helmand provinces, in which 67 insurgents including a local commander of the Taliban militants were killed and 40 others wounded.

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

During these operations, 42 Taliban fighters were killed, 31 wounded and a rocket launcher with seven mine discovered and seized in Gilan, Qarabagh districts and center of Ghazni province–seven insurgents including a local commander of Taliban named Mohammad Din were killed, three others including a local commander Mawlawi Sayed Ahmad wounded and a mine maker factory destroyed in Shiwan and Todank Bala area of Farah–seven militants were killed and two others wounded in Chora district of Urzgan province.

Similarly, six terrorists were killed and four others wounded in Chaharsada district of Ghor–two rebels killed in Grishk district of Helmand–two insurgents killed in Arghandab district of Zabul and one militant was killed in Khogiani district of Nangarhar province.

In past 24 hours, 10 planed clearing operations, and 81 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted92 aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including eight strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

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