20 militants killed, 55 wounded in north of Afghanistan
By Khaama Press - Sun May 29 2016, 4:06 pm
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.