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Gen Azimi describes results of ANA operations

Gen Azimi describes results of ANA operations

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Jul 06, 2011 - 17:20

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): At least 276 Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed over the past three months in operations untertaken by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in different provinces across the country, officials said on Wednesday.

Major Gen. Zahir Azimi, a Defence Ministry spokesman, told a press conference that 237 others had been detained by soldiers over the same period.

According to Azimi, 149 planted mines and 82 kilograms of explosives were recovered and defused, and 170 weapons of different kinds and more than 11 vehicles seized during the operations.

The ANA has also suffered casualties. Over the past three months, 59 soldiers have been killed and 102 others were injured, Azimi said.

Gen. Azimi also said that 12 ANA members were detained for facilitating suicide attacks on the Defence Ministry and Sardar Daud Khan Hospital.

The spokesman also declared that the Ministry would not allow insurgents to infiltrate the Afghan National Army.

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