43 militants killed in fresh Afghan operation: Gov

May 1, 2017

Kabul - Forty-three armed militants were killed during the latest military operation in different Afghan provinces, the country's Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

"In the past 24 hours, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched eight counter-terrorism operations in Kunar, Wardak, Nangarhar, Zabul, Logar and Kunduz provinces. As a result, 43 armed militants were killed and eight others wounded," the ministry said in a statement.

Among the killed militants, there were 17 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) group, the statement added.
The security forces found and seized weapons, the statement said, without adding if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently as spring and summer known as fighting seasons are drawing near in the Central Asian country.

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