41 militants killed in latest counter-terrorism operations of Afghan forces

thumbopenAt least 41 militants were killed in the latest counter-terrorism operations conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

The operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Ghazni, Herat, and Nangarhar provinces.

A statement by MoD said at least 19 of the militants were killed in Andar district of southeastern Ghazni province where at least 9 militants were also wounded.

The statement further added that 1 militant was killed and 3 others were wounded during a separate operation in Chesht-e-Sharif district of Herat province.

At least 21 militants operating under the name of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province, MoD said, adding that 11 militants were also wounded in the same raids.

According to MoD, a commander of the terror group identified as Saadat Khan was also among those killed in the airstrikes conducted in Achin district.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far. K P

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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