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87 insurgents killed in raids

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AT-KABUL: At least 87 militants were killed and 57 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 of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Ghor, Farah, Badghis, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhsan and Helmand provinces.

Statement said that in these operations 87 insurgents including two Taliban commanders and four Daesh fighters were killed and 57 others were injured.

Two insurgents were arrested during operations and handed over to the judicial organ for further inquiry.

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.