40 insurgents killed in Afghan security forces operations

Kabul: Around 40 armed insurgents were killed during Afghan Security Forces (ANSF) operations conducted in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

As per a statement by the Afghan’s Ministry of Defense, “During the operations, 35 other insurgents were wounded and nine suspects were arrested”, reported the Tolo News.

The operations were conducted in Afghan provinces including Nangarhar, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Khost,Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand the ministry added.

Mullah Naeem a Taliban commander in Zabul province was also killed during the operations.

In total 16 clearing operations have been conducted in the area.

No details were given about possible casualties among the security forces. (ANI)