130 militants killed in a day in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 18 (IANS) At least 130 Taliban militants were killed by Afghan security forces within the past 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

At least 76 militants were also injured in the joint clearance operations, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

The forces also confiscated weapons during the raids launched in 18 out of the country’s 34 provinces, the statement said.

It also confirmed loss of 10 army personnel over the same period.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently as spring and summer — known as the fighting season — were drawing in the country.

The Taliban were yet to make any comment in this regard.



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