07 July 2017

News Story: 99 militants killed in fresh operations in Afghanistan - gov't

KABUL, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 99 militants were killed and 57 others wounded after Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel launched wide-scale operations against militants' hideouts within the past 24 hours, said the Defense Ministry on Thursday.

The raids were launched in 16 of the country's 34 provinces and among those militants killed were eight members of Islamic State (IS), the ministry said in a statement.

Out of casualties, 56 militants were killed and 24 wounded during clashes in restive northern Kunduz province, bordering Tajikistan, the statement said, adding that a Taliban local commander named Sayyed Khan was killed during Kunduz fightings.

Sporadic clashes have been continuing across Kunduz after Taliban tried to capture control of the remote districts since weekend.

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