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64 Militants Killed in Afghan Mop-up Operations

Six Afghan National Army soldiers were killed in a road side landmine explosion while 64 militants were killed in Afghan National Security Forces operations.

A statement issued by the Defense Ministry Monday morning does not contain information about the exact location of the explosion where the soldiers were martyred but states that it happened in past 48 hours, Khaama Press reported.

The statement further states that 63 militants were killed and 31 others injured during confrontation with the military in past 48 hours.

158 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were also discovered and defused by the military during the past 48 hours, the statement adds.

In the mean time, Interior Ministry in a statement issued Monday morning states that one militant was killed, another injured and five arrested in police operations in past 24 hours.

As per the statement, the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Uruzgan, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Kunduz, Takhar and Sar-e-Pul provinces with the assistance of the Afghan National Army and personnel of the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

Four IEDs were also defused by ANSF in Kunar and Khost provinces, the statement adds.

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