15 militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 16 (IANS) At least 15 militants have been killed and 14 detained by Afghan National Army personnel since Wednesday, Afghanistan’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

The ANA carried out several military operations in close coordination with police and national intelligence personnel in Ghazni, Paktika, Paktia, Badghis, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces, the ministry said in a statement, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement also confirmed the loss of 13 army personnel during clashes in the operations and as a result of separate attacks across the country.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made any comment yet.

–IANS

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