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43 militants killed, 20 injured in fresh raids

43 militants killed, 20 injured in fresh raids

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Aug 31, 2018 - 16:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Backed by artillery and air support, the Afghan security forces killed 43 militants and wounded another 20 during round-the-clock operations, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

The joint operations were carried out in Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandhar, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Faryab, Baghlan and Helmand provinces, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

It said 24 Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed in Kandahar’s Maiwand district and 13 others injured.

Five terrorists were killed in Andar district of southern Ghazni province and another five in Koh Safi district of central Kabul province.

Four terrorists, including one Pakistani and one Chechen, were killed in near the capital of eastern Laghman province and two Chechens were injured.

Two Daesh rebels were killed in Khogyani district of Nangarhar and their base destroyed.

Three terrorists were killed in Nad Ali and Marja districts of Helmand.

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