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76 militants killed in Afghanistan

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

At least 76 militants were killed in operations conducted by the National Defence and Security Force members in the last 24 hours, across eight provinces in

The country's defence ministry confirmed the operations in a statement on Saturday: "Our forces killed 76 militants in eight provinces over the last 24 hours. Also, three key commanders named Ehsanullah, Haidar and Qahraman were among those killed in the offensives."

The defence ministry added that around 14 militants were arrested during the operations, News reported.

"The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Nuristan, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Herat, and provinces. Several hideouts of terrorists and their weapons were destroyed during the operations", the ministry stated.

"The mission included six special operations and nine clearance operations in eight provinces. The Air Force conducted 93 flights during this mission", added the ministry.

The defence ministry did not mention the possible casualties of the security forces and the civilians during the operations.

The has not yet commented on the recent development so far.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:10 IST
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