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94 insurgents killed, 24 wounded in string of operations: MoD

94 insurgents killed, 24 wounded in string of operations: MoD

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Jan 16, 2016 - 14:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ninety-four Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed, 24 wounded and 20 others arrested in different provinces of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed on Saturday.

The causalities were inflicted on the insurgents during clearing a string of operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Khost, Sar-i-Pul and Helmand provinces, a statement from the ministry said.

It added the operations in Deh Bala, Achin, Qarghayee, Haji Maidan, Sar-i-Pul City and Khanshin districts led to the recoveryof weapons, ammunition and landmines. Efforts were ongoing to enforce security, MoD said.

Taliban have not yet commented on the MoD claim. But the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the fighters had captured a security check-post and weapons in Khanshin district.

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