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Over 50 rebels killed, dozens injured in country-wide clashes: MoD

Over 50 rebels killed, dozens injured in country-wide clashes: MoD

Nov 03, 2017 - 14:55

KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-four militants have been killed during clashes with security forces in the past 24-hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.

The casualties inflicted on the insurgents in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Farah, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz, Baghlan and Helmand provinces, according to MoD statement.

Twenty-five rebels were injured while three more were arrested.

During the period, the Afghan Air Forces conducted 68 flights and hit rebels’ hideouts in 16 different areas.

The ministry did not say anything about the casualties of security forces, but the Taliban claimed inflicted losses to security forces in different parts of the country.