31 militants, one soldier killed in latest Afghan operations

Kabul : At least 31 militants have been killed and 23 injured in the latest clearance operations launched by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the country.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), at least 23 militants were also wounded and 4 others were detained during the same operations, reports Khaama Press.

According to the statement, operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kabul, Parwan, Paktia, Zabul, Kandahar, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

At least 16 of the militants were killed and 14 others were wounded during the operations in Chardara, Imam Sahib and center of Kunduz province, while at least 7 militants were killed and 4 others were wounded in the northern Faryab province.

The statement also said that five militants were killed in other raids conducted in Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

In separate raids conducted in Zabul, Parwan and Jawzjan provinces, another militant was killed and five others wounded and four more were arrested.

The statement also said that a soldier of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces lost his life during the clearance operations.

Meanwhile, the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far. (ANI)