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20 militants killed, 55 wounded in north of Afghanistan

By Khaama Press - Sun May 29 2016, 4:06 pm

Taliban militants blown by own IED_censoredAt least 20 militants were killed and 55 others were wounded during the clearance operations conducted by the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) in north of Afgahnistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in northern Sar-e-Pul and Baghlan provinces.

A statement 209th Shaheen Corps said the Afghan forces were receiving close-air support as well as artillery support during the raids against the militants.

The Afghan forces also seized and defused 2 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) duringt the operations, the statement added.

At least 11 of the militants were killed in Suzma Qala district of Sar-e-Pul province and at lest 44 other were wounded, 209th Shaheen Corps said.

The remaining militants were killed during the air and ground raids in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan province.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, a commander of the Taliban group identified as Qari Noorudin was also among those killed during the operations.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

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