35 militants killed in Afghan operations

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Kabul, March 8 (IANS) A total of 35 militants were killed during military operations in Afghanistan, the country’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

“The Afghan National Army in close coordination with other Afghan security force members carried out several military and cleanup operations, killing 35 militants in the countryside,” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement also confirmed the loss of 10 army personnel as a result of separate attacks across the country over the same period.

In addition, the army personnel destroyed 23 militant hideouts and recovered a weapons cache in restive Dand-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin districts of Baghlan province on Monday.

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