Afghanistan forces kill 49 armed militants

At least 49 armed militants were killed during a series of operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the Interior Ministry said today. The operations, according to the ministry's statement, covered parts of Zabul, Helmand, Paktiya, Logar,
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India TV News Desk Kabul 01 Jan 2017, 11:55 PM IST

At least 49 armed militants were killed during a series of operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the Interior Ministry said today.

The operations, according to the ministry's statement, covered parts of Zabul, Helmand, Paktiya, Logar, Oruzgan, Kandahar, Herat, Nangarhar, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Kunduz and Takhar provinces during which 31 more militants have been wounded and 16 others made captive, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement, however, did not say whether there were casualties among the security personnel.

Neither Taliban militants, nor the Islamic State (IS) have commented on the report yet. 

 

(With IANS inputs)

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