62 militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 15 (IANS) At least 62 militants were killed in a day in Afghanistan by security forces, who pressed on to clear out the terrorists in their latest operations in restive provinces, officials said on Friday.

“Afghan National Security Forces conducted military operations in Nangarhar, Paktika, Wardak, Ghazni, Kandahar, Farah, Badakhshan, Takhar and Helmand provinces, killing 62 armed insurgents, wounding 28 and detaining two others,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.

Five local insurgent commanders were among the killed, the ministry added. The ANSF also seized weapons.

Seven Afghan army personnel were also killed over the same period, officials said.

–IANS

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