At least 47 anti-government armed militants have been killed in the latest wave of counter-terrorism operations across Afghanistan, Khaama Press quoted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as saying Sunday.
The counter-terrorism operations by the Afghan national security forces have been rampant during the recent week as the anti-government armed militant groups stepped up terrorist attacks across the country including the capital Kabul.
“In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan,” MoI said.
According to MoI, the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Takhar, Faryab, Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 47 armed insurgents were killed, seven wounded and eight others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.
Also, during these operations, Afghan National Security Forces discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition, MoI added.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) urged the Afghan citizens to assist the Afghan national security forces in maintaining peace and stability by reporting suspicious terrorist related activities.