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36 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers arrive after a blast near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan January 13, 2016. Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up, officials said.   REUTERS/ Parwiz
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers arrive after a blast near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan January 13, 2016. Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up, officials said. REUTERS/ Parwiz

Kabul: At least 36 militants were killed in the past 24 hours as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out military operations in the country, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

A total of 25 militants were injured and four were detained by ANSF during the operations, Xinhua quoted General Dawalt Waziri as saying.

The Afghan air force also carried out 64 air operations including airstrikes, logistic and support flights over the same period, the official added.

The ANSF also seized weapons and defused several landmines.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency for more than a decade, has yet to comment.
IANS

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