More than seventy militants including foreign insurgents hailing from Pakistan were killed during the latest clashes 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 separate clashes in Aryoub Zazai and Ahmad Khel districts.

According to a statement released by the Thunder Corps, a large number of militants launched coordinated attacks on Sikandar Khel, Tarkan, Khair Mina, and Hasti areas of Aryoub Zazai and Ahmad Khel districts.

The statement further added that the militants were equipped with heavy weapons including mortars and Dshk heavy machine guns but the Afghan forces responded to the attack, leaving at least 25 of them dead and at least 40 others wounded.

Several Pakistani militants were also among those killed and their dead bodies are still left in the area, Thunder Corps added.

In the meantime, Thunder Corps said at least 3 militants were killed and 4 others were wounded during a separate clash in Zurmat district.


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