53 Militants Killed In Latest Military Operations, MoD

Monday, July 25, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Some 53 militants have been killed within the last 24 hours amid military operations across the country, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
“Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted military and cleanup operations in Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Samangan, Jawzjan and Kunduz provinces over the past 24 hours, killing 53 armed militants, wounding 14 and detaining three others,” the ministry said in a statement. Out of total casualties, 49 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after security forces backed by warplanes attacked IS positions in Kot and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, the statement said, adding that 10 IS bunkers and an IS weapons cache were also destroyed.

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