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20 militants killed in joint US-Afghan raid

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ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

At least 20 militants affiliated to terror outfit Islamic State (IS) have been killed during the joint raids of the Afghan and US forces in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province.

A commander of the terror group identified as Yousuf was among those killed, at least eight militants including a local commander of the Taliban were killed in Chesht-e-Sharif district of Herta, five others were killed in Bala Bolok district of Farah, and six more were killed in Nejrab district of kapisa, reported Khaama Press, citing Afghan's Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson General Mohammad Radmanish, as saying.

According to the report, the Afghan forces have confiscated 99 improvised explosive devices as well during the operations.

The Afghan forces are presently involved in 21 operations in 13 provinces of the war-ravaged country.

68 raids have been conducted by the Special Forces while 13 airstrikes have been carried out by the Air Force.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 19:05 IST