• publish: 20 December 2015
  • time: 12:44 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2687

Afghan forces kill 91 insurgents in their newest operations

Afghan security forces killed 91 insurgents in continuation of their cleanup operations since early Saturday, Defence Ministry said today.

The ministry said in a statement that Afghan National Security and Defense Forces carried out the operations in Herat, Ghazni, Paktika and Helmand provinces of the country’s 34 provinces.

“Some 22 terrorist were also wounded during the above raids while joint forces also found weapons and ammunition in addition to defusing dozens of roadside bombs and landmines,” said the statement that provides daily operational updates.

The statement also confirmed that 11 army personnel have embraced martyrdom during clashes and as a result of separate attacks across the country over the same period.

The Afghan security forces has beefed up security operations against militants recently as the Taliban militant group has been attempting to take territory and consolidate its positions ahead of winter in the Central Asian country.

The Taliban has yet to make comments.

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