At least 95 militants were killed or wounded during the military operations in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the militants were killed or wounded during the operations in Zurmat district.

According to a statement released by the 203rd Thunder Corps, the Afghan forces killed at least 35 militants during the operations Thunder-2 in Chona area of Zurmat.

The statement further added at least 60 militants also sustained injuries and the dead bodies of at least 8 militants were left behind.

In the meantime, the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan carried out airstrikes in Nawa district of Ghazni province leaving at least 17 militants dead, the statement added.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Jamal village and as a result a large number of militants were also wounded.

Paktia has been among the relatively calm provinces in southeastern parts of the country during the recent years but the security situation of the province has deteriorated during the recent months.


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