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Afghan forces kill 46 Taliban militants: Defense Ministry

Iran Press TV

Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:50AM

Afghan security forces have killed at least 46 Taliban militants and wounded over 36 others in the past 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry says.

'A total of 46 terrorists were killed, 36 others wounded and two terrorists were captured during military operations over the past 24 hours,' the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The operations were carried out in Kunar, Parwan, Kapisa, Khost, Ghazni, Paktika, Kandahar, Urozgan, Badakhshan, Sar-e pol, Balkh, Kunduz, Helmand and Faryab provinces, the statement said.

The Defense Ministry also confirmed that eight military soldiers had lost their lives in roadside blasts over the same period.

Afghan army forces also confiscated weapons and defused several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the operation, according to the statement.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.

Afghan security forces have assumed the full security charges from the US-led Western military alliance, NATO, and carried out a number of operations against Taliban militants since Janurary 1.

US-led NATO troops invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington's so-called war on terror.

Currently some 13,500 foreign forces have been stationed in Afghanistan; senior US officials say the forces will focus mainly on training Afghan security forces across the militancy-riddled country.

MRA/NN/HRB



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