16 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: 16 insurgent were killed in two separate army operations carried out in Afghanistan on Saturday.

10 insurgents were killed and 13 were wounded in an army operation in Helmand on Saturday.

As per the statement of National Directorate of Security (NDS), the operation was conducted at Lashkargah’s Khoshkaba in Helmand.

Further, eight insurgents were arrested and their hideouts were destroyed by the army, as according to Tolo News.

During the operation, the security forces seized weapons and explosive materials including suicide vests and a vehicle bomb, NDS said in the statement.

In a separate incident, six Islamic State militants, including two Uzbekistan citizens, were killed in a clash with the security forces in Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province on Friday.

Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the spokesman of provincial governor said, “The clash occurred in Darzab district. Security forces did not suffer any casualties in the clash.”

He further informed that a body of a woman was found stuffed in a bag at Afghan-Gas Enterprise Blocks in Sheberghan city of Jowzjan province.

No arrests were made in relation to the Darzab clash. An investigation is underway. (ANI)