(MENAFN- Afghanistan Times) AT News
KABUL: At least 34 Taliban militants have been killed and 11
others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the
Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security
officials said Saturday.
Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army
(ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National
Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against
insurgents in different areas of Helmand, Urzgan, Zabul, Baghlan and Balkh provinces,
in which 34 militants were killed and 11 others wounded.
Afghan security forces arrested three suspects and handed
them over to the judicial organs for further inquiry.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces shelled and
bombed the enemies' positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.
During these operations, 14 Taliban fighters were killed,
three wounded, three suspects arrested, amount of weapons and ammunition
seized, moreover three motorbikes and a command center of the Taliban was
destroyed and three rounds of IEDs discovered and defused in Nahar Saraj and
Nad Ali districts of Helmand, nine
insurgents were killed, three hideouts, two cache of weapons and munitions destroyed,
seven rounds of IEDs discovered and defused in vicinity of the capital of
Urzgan and six militants were killed in Tarnak WA Jaldak districts of Zabul
Similarly, five rebels were killed and four others wounded
in Muqur district of Badghis and four militants were wounded in Nahr-e-Shahi
district of Balkh province.
In past 24 hours, 13 planed clearing operations, and Special
Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted aerial
operations supporting Afghan National Army including five strikes on enemy's
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