35 militants killed within 24 hours in Afghan operations

KABUL: (MEP) – at least Thirty-five Taliban militants were killed and 11 others injured during cleanup operations since Tuesday morning, said the Afghan Interior Ministry Wednesday.

“The Afghan National Police (ANP) in cooperation with army, Afghan intelligence service and the coalition forces conducted several cleanup operations in Kunar, Laghman, Baghlan, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Wardak, Logar and Ghazni provinces over the last 24 hours. As a result 35 armed Taliban were killed, 11 wounded and nine others were arrested,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

The ANP also discovered and confiscated some amount of light and heavy rounds ammunition and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the statement added.

The Afghan security forces have intensified operations against Taliban and other militant groups recently. But the insurgent responded by bombings and armed attacks.

On Tuesday evening, three civilians and two police were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide bombing in eastern Logar province, 60 km south of Afghan capital Kabul.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, has yet to make comments.

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