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Kabul Says 88 Militants Killed Across Afghanistan

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has said that at least 88 "armed insurgents" were killed during the previous 24 hours as a result of antiterrorism operations across the country.

An Interior Ministry statement early on August 5 said the operations were carried out by troops from the Afghan National Army and members of the Afghan National Directorate of Security in parts of eastern, northern, western, and southern Afghanistan.

It said the operations were carried out in the provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman, Parwan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sare-e Pul, Balkh, Zabul, Uruzgan, Khost, Paktiya, and Helmand.

Meanwhile, Nangarhar provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hossein Mashraqiwal said 60 militants who were killed on August 4 had died as a result of air strikes in Nangarhar.

Mashraqiwal said those killed were all members of the Taliban or were foreign fighters who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State militant group.

With reporting by dpa