December 17, 2017

Foreign insurgents among 16 killed in Afghan army operations

By Khaama Press - Sun Feb 21 2016, 12:25 pm

Afghan army operationsAt least sixteen insurgents including foreign nationals fighting with the anti-government armed militants were killed in separate military operations led by the Afghan army in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted in Jawzjan, Baghlan and northern Kunduz provinces of the country.

A statement by MoD said a foreign insurgent was killed along with 7 others during an operation in Qosh Tapa district of Jawzjan and two other foreigners were wounded.

At least seven others were killed in a separate operation in Dand-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin district of northern Baghlan province and three others were wounded, MoD said.

MoD also added that one insurgent was killed and two others were wounded in a separate clash in Dasht-e-Archi district of northern Kunduz province.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan national security forces have stepped up counter-insurgency operations across the country as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months.

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