22 July 2017

News Story: Afghan military kills 98 insurgents in one day - government

KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have killed 98 suspected insurgents across the country since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Friday morning.

"In past 24 hours, the ANDSF conducted anti-terrorism operations to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan, killing 98 armed insurgents and injuring 36 others," the ministry said in a statement.

Among those killed during the raids were several members of Taliban militant group and four Islamic State (IS) fighters, the statement added.

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