47 Taliban Militants Killed during Clearing Operations

47 Taliban Militants Killed during Clearing Operations

Kabul, September 30 (QNA) – At least 47 Taliban militants were killed and 26 others were injured following counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Interior said in a statement “In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.”

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Maidan Wardak, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Laghman, Kunar and Helmand provinces but majority of the casualties were incurred to Taliban in Ajristan district of Ghazni province, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).

At least four militants were also arrested by Afghan National Security Forces during the same operations, the statement said adding that several Taliban commanders were among those killed or injured during the operations.

The statement also added that the Afghan National Police discovered and defused several types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Baghlan, Takhar and Helmand provinces. (QNA)

QNA 0609 GMT 2014/09/30

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