Afghan Air Force target militantsAt least 36 militants were killed in the latest counter terrorism operations conducted the Afghan National Security Forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Monday.

“In the last 24 hours, as a result of the joint clearance operations of the Afghan security and defense forces aimed to topple down the insurgents and protect the lives and property of people  , 36 armed insurgents, including two of their commanders and were killed , tens were wounded,” according to a statement by MoD.
The statement further added that the operations were conducted in a number of the districts of Nangarhar, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Sar-e Pul, Herat, Jowzjan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar and Helmand provinces.

“In these joint operations of defense and security forces which were supported by heavy artillery and Air forces, 22 militants including a commander called Zurgay, were killed and seven wounded in the vicinities of Maiwand and Sha Wali Kot district of Kunar . Two armed militants including one of their group leaders named Abdullah was killed in Takhar as well as tow terrorists were killed, 7 wounded in central area of Sar-e-Pul and an armed militant was killed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan,” the statement added.

5 armed militants including a one of the commanders named Alef were killed, 3 others wounded and in the vicinity of Dehrawood District of Uruzgan, one armed militant was gunned down, MoD said.

Additionally as a result of the clearance operation of ANA, six armed militants were killed in Andar district of Ghazni and Zurmat of Paktia, four others were wounded, the statement said, adding that Afghan National Army as National Defense Forces for the protection of people‘s lives and properties and for defeating and eradicating terror groups, will fight the enemies vigorously   and are ready to give sacrifices for bringing lasting peace and stability to people.

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