96 militants killed in Afghanistan clashes

Kabul, April 18 (IANS) At least 96 militants were killed and 93 others injured in clashes and airstrikes across Afghanistan within a day, the defence ministry said on Monday.

“The Afghan national security and defence forces launched several operations in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Zabul, Badghis, Nimroz, Jawzjan, Balkh, Faryab, Baghlan, Kunduz, and Helmand provinces within the last 24 hours, killing 96 militants,” Xinhua cited the ministry as saying.

The statement also confirmed that five army soldiers were killed during the operations.

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