12 militants killed in fresh Afghan operations: gov't

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/3 18:32:36

Twelve militants were killed and 13 others wounded in military operations launched by Afghan security forces within the past 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab and Helmand provinces. The security forces also destroyed three militants' hideouts together with several bunkers during the above raids," the ministry said in a statement.

The Afghan air force also conducted 99 flights to support security forces and carried out seven airstrikes against militants' positions over the period, the statement added.

Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants as the war-weary Afghans have been witnessing a surge in attacks by Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants across the country.


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