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Over 100 militants, 15 soldiers killed in 24 hours, says MoD

Over 100 militants, 15 soldiers killed in 24 hours, says MoD

Sep 02, 2016 - 14:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 1oo militants have been killed in a string of operations in different provinces during the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed on Friday,

The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Daikundi, Badghis, Takhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Sar-i-Pul, Jawzjan, Balkh and Helmand provinces.

Backed by the Afghan Air Force, army, police and intelligence personnel killed 47 fighters in Paktika, 24 in Kandahar, 18 in Logar and five in Paktia, a statement from the ministry said.

It added the rest of militants were eliminated in Nangarhar, Ghazni and Daikundi. Another 89 insurgents were wounded in the operations, according to the statement.

At least, 15 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers also lost their lives in the offensives, the ministry said, adding efforts were on to enforce security across the country.


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