43 militants including 17 IS fighters killed in Afghan operation

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Kabul: According to the information given by the Interior Ministry, at least 43 militants including 17 Islamic State fighters were killed in Afghanistan operation.

As per the reports, “In the past 24 hours, Afghan National Defence and Security Forces launched eight counter-terrorism operations in Kunar, Wardak, Nangarhar, Zabul, Logar and Kunduz provinces.”

Among the killed, 17 were Islamic State (IS) fighters, it said. Eight persons were wounded in the raids.

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The statement did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces side.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up operations against militants recently as spring and summer known as fighting seasons are drawing near in the mountainous Asian country.

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