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Over 3,771 militants killed in north this year: ANA official

Over 3,771 militants killed in north this year: ANA official

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Mar 20, 2019 - 13:48

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): More than 3,700 militants, including foreign rebels, have been killed in 88 military operations in north Afghanistaninfo-icon in the solar yearinfo-icon 1397, an official said on Wednesday.

Highlighting their achievements, the deputy commander of Shaheen Military Corps, Brig. Gen. Adam Khan Mateen, told Pajhwok Afghan News around 3,771 militants, including 64 foreigners, were killed.

During the operations, 2,823 insurgents were wounded, including 137 key commanders, he said, adding 214 fighters were captured alive and 769 others surrendered to security forces.

Mateen said militants from Talibaninfo-icon, Daesh and other groups were fighting against the government. According to him, security forces captured or destroyed 2,427 different weapons in operation.

About 2,417 landmines had been defused and 587 key hideouts of the militants also destroyed, the deputy commander for north informed.

Without naming any country, Mateen said a number of neighbours were providing advanced weapons and ammunition to militants fighting against the government.

He added security personnel also suffered casualties in the north and northeastern provinces. However, he did not offer exact figures. He said preparations were being made for security operations in the coming year.

The official told residents better security arrangement had been taken this year for Nawroz festival (Afghan New Year). He added the participants should not worry about their security.

Mateen presented appreciation letters to media personnel on National Journalists Day at the end of the conference.

sa/mud

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