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14 rebels, 8 ANA soldiers dead in new bout of violence

14 rebels, 8 ANA soldiers dead in new bout of violence

Aug 02, 2015 - 16:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 14 militants and eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in separate security incidents in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Sunday.

According to a statement from the MoD, the rebels were killed during operations by ANA in Ghazni, Helmand and Zabul provinces during the past 24 hours.

A Talibaninfo-icon commander and a foreign rebel were also among the dead, the statement said, adding five more militants were wounded, a number of weapons and 22 bombs seized during the operations.

The statement said that eight ANA soldiers were also killed in attacks and roadside bombs.

A day earlier, MoD had said that 127 rebels and 12 ANA soldiers were killed in different parts of the country in the past two days, the claims rejected by the militants.



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