10 May 2017

News Story: Afghan security forces kill 71 militants in latest operations

KABUL, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan security forces have pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces and killed 71 militants in the latest operations, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

"The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out cleanup operations in several provinces within the past 24 hours, killing 71 armed militants, wounding 35 and detaining seven others," the ministry said in a statement.

The security forces also found and seized weapons, the statement said, without adding if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

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