36 Militants Killed in Afghan Military Operations

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Published in Asia
Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Afghan Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said eight Afghan National Army soldiers were martyred and 36 militants were killed during military operations across the country over the past 24 hours.

General Zahir Azimi, the ministry’s spokesman says the soldiers were martyred during military operations carried out in Helmand, Kandahar, Kapisa, Nooristan, Kunar, Nangarahar and Kabul provinces, Khaama Press reported.

A statement issued by Azimi on Tuesday morning states that the operations were conducted during the past 24 hours.

36 insurgents were also killed in these operations while scores injured and 13 arrested, the statement adds.

According to the statement, the dead insurgents included Mullah Abdul Aziz, Taliban nominated district governor for Tagab district of Kapisa province and Peer Mohammad, a Taliban commander in the area.

The statement further added that 28 Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) were defused and a good quantity of arms and ammunitions was seized by the military personnel.

Taliban have stepped up their attacks against the security forces.

A suicide attacker targeted an Afghan National Army base in Maidan Wardak province this morning, injuring two soldiers.

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