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A dozen insurgents eliminated, 3 wounded: MoD

A dozen insurgents eliminated, 3 wounded: MoD

May 12, 2017 - 20:24

KABUL (Pajhwok): A dozen militants have been killed and two others wounded in security incidents over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kunar, Kapisa, Logar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Herat, Farah, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-i Pul, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

A statement from the ministry said Afghan security personnel conducted the operations to ensure the safety of the people and drive fighters from the areas.

Backed by artillery and air power, the forces killed eight Taliban and injured a ninth in the Shah Mansoor area of Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan.

In the Manogi district of Kunar province, three insurgents were killed and a forth wounded. One rebel was killed in the Nawzad district of Helmand.

The ministry said nothing about the killing or wounding of the security forces. The insurgents have not commented either on the ministry’s claim.