At least 45 armed insurgents and seven Afghan security forces were killed and 21 other insurgents were wounded in separate incidents across Afghanistan over the past 24 hours.
18 insurgents killed in various military operations
At least 18 armed insurgents were killed, and eight others were wounded in military operations carried out by Afghan security forces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) said in a statement on Saturday.
According to the statement, the operations were conducted in Baghlan, Kunduz, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Logar, Ghazni and Khost provinces. Large quantity of arms and ammunition was also seized from the possession of insurgents.
2 potential suicide bombers, 8 insurgents arrested by NDS
In an operation early on Saturday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials arrested two potential suicide bombers and eight others, including a Taliban commander, the NDS said in a statement on Saturday.
The statement saidthe two suicide bombers were arrested following a raid based onintelligence inputs inBehsud district of Nangarhar province.
In a separate incident, three insurgents, including Taliban commander Mullah Esmatullah, were killed by security forces inZmaraikhelarea of Pachiragam district, the statement added.
A Taliban commander identified as Nazifullah was arrested along with eight other militants. An AK-47 assault rifle and three pistols were recovered during the raid, according to NDS statement.
5 ANA soldiers killed in roadside bombings:MoD
At least five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killedin roadside bombattacks in various parts of the country over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Saturday.
General ZahirAzimi, spokesman ofMoD, said the Afghan soldiers were killed during military operations. He, however, refused to divulge details about the location of incidents.
Bomb blast kills 2 border police personnel; wounds many others
Two Afghan border policemen were killed and two others were wounded as a result of a magnetic bomb in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday morning, a provincial police official said.
According to HazratHussainMashreqiwal, spokesman of Nangarhar police chief, the explosion took place at around 11:00 am near a bus station in Jalalabad City, the capital of Nangarhar.
He said two other policemen were wounded in the blast and the targeted vehicle was also damaged by the impact of magnetic bomb.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
25 insurgents killed in Kunduz armed clashes: MoD
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement on Saturday said at least 25 armed insurgents were killed and 11 others wounded during a clearing operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northern Kunduz and central Uruzgan provinces.
The operation titled “Shaheen 18” was launched in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province where 18 villages have been cleared of insurgents so far. During the operation, the statement said, 22 insurgents were killed, 10 were wounded and many weapons and explosives were seized.
Meanwhile, in another military operation in Dehrawood district of central Uruzgan province, at least two insurgents were killed and a heavy machine gun as well as three AK-47 assault rifles were confiscated by ANA soldiers, said the statement issued by MoD on Saturday.
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