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Nearly 100 militants killed in past 24 hours: MoD

Nearly 100 militants killed in past 24 hours: MoD

Mar 09, 2018 - 15:44

KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 100 militants have been killed in various provinces during security operations over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday.

A MoD statement said 99 rebels were killed, 38 wounded and 15 suspects detained during the period in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

Nearly 40 militants were killed in Kandahar’s Maiwand and Spin Boldak districts, 14 in Helmand’s Kajaki, Nawa, Nad Ali and Sangin districts.

The statement said 10 insurgents were killed in Qadis district of Badghis province and eight others were wounded and nine were killed in Mizan district and provincial capital Qalat of Zabul province.

Another nine militants were injured and their one car and eight bikes were confiscated in the Zabul operation. Eight militants were killed and one was injured in Andar district of Ghazni.

Six militants were killed in Paktia’s Zurmat district and five in Bala Bolok district. Three militants were killed in Nangarhar’s Surkhrod district and as many in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, the statement said.

Near the capital of Paktika, two militants were killed, one rebel was killed in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province.