Afghan Army Operations Kill 141 Militants, 5 Soldiers Die in Attacks

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Asia
Saturday, 20 December 2014

About 141 Taliban militants have been killed as Afghan army waged offensives within the last 48 hours, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning.

"Afghan National Army (ANA) conducted operations to ensure security in surrounding areas of Kunar, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Helmand, Uruzgan, Balkh and Herat provinces over the past 48 hours, killing 141 armed opponents," the ministry said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

A Taliban shadow district governor, named Ahmad Khan, for Dangam District of Eastern Kunar province was among the killed, according to the statement.

The statement also confirmed losing five ANA personnel as a result of enemy's heavy weapon firing and roadside bomb attacks over the same period.

The army specialists have recovered and defused 115 roadside bombs and landmines over the past two days, it said.

The Taliban insurgent group has yet to make comments.

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