95 militants killed in fresh operations in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Oct. 27 – A total of 95 militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan, said the country’s defense ministry on Friday morning.

“Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) launched operations to clean some areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours. As a result, 95 terrorists were killed, eight wounded and 11 arrested by the ANDSF,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

The security forces also seized weapons and ammunition, according to the statement. The Afghan air force also conducted 110 flights to support the ground forces during the above raids in 12 provinces. The air force also conducted nine airstrikes on militants’ positions, said the statement. The Taliban-led violence continues in Afghanistan. Security forces have pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces.

(Copyright National News Agency / Xinhua, 2017)

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