• publish: 10 October 2015
  • time: 6:09 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1634

Security forces’ operations killed 116 militants in Afghanistan  

Some 116 militants have been killed amid cleanup operations carried out by the Afghan army in different provinces within the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

“A total of 82 armed insurgents were wounded and four others detained during the raids conducted in Ghazni, Logar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Herat, Farah, Badghis, Kandahar, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces,” the ministry said in a statement.

Within the same period, six army personnel embraced martyrdom as a result of separate attacks throughout the country, the statement confirmed.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.

The Afghan security forces have pressed on clearing the Taliban militants in restive provinces as they assumed the full security responsibility from NATO-led troops since Jan. 1.

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