Afghanistan: 97 militants killed in fresh military operations

31 августа, 2016 15:42

Dushanbe, 31.08.2016. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Some 97 militants have been killed and 24 wounded as Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces since early Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported citing the statement of the Afghan Defense Ministry.

In one operation, 57 militants were killed after joint Afghan security forces launched a cleanup operation in surrounding areas of Jani Khel district, eastern Paktia province, the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

In northern Baghlan province, 15 militants were killed and three others wounded during clashes with the security forces in Baghlan-e-Markazi district, according to the statement.

Some 25 militants had been killed, 21 injured and three others captured during separate operations in southern Helmand and Zabul provinces and northern Kunduz province, the statement added.

According to a source, joint Afgan security forces also seized weapons and defused several roadside bombs and landmines planted by the militants.

31 августа, 2016 15:42

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