Afghan army raidsAt least 64 militants were killed and 50 others were wounded in the latest raids of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and security personnel from the other security institutions.

MoD in its statement further added that the ground forces were received close-air support as well as artillery support during the operations.

At least 23 of the militants were killed and 8 others were wounded in Khash Rod district of Nimroz and 8 others were killed and 11 were wounded in Badakhshan province, the statement added.

The Afghan forces killed 5 militants and wounded 2 others in Qads district of Badghis, MoD said, adding that 6 more were killed and 3 others were wounded in Deh Yak and Gilan districts of Ghazni province.

A commander of the militants group were among 8 killed during separate operations conducted in Barmal and Omna districts of Paktia, according to MoD.

The statement by MoD also added that 7 militants were killed including a commander of the group identified as Gulab Agha in Shahwali Kot district of Kandahar province.

At least 14 militants were killed and 12 others were wounded during separate raids conducted in Chak district of Wardak, Sheikh Ali district of Parwan, Shindand district of Herat, Delaram district of Nimroz and Nadir Shah kot district of Khost, MoD said.

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

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