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Afghan forces kill 67 militants in 24 hours: Defence Ministry

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan forces killed at least 67 militants in ground and air operations nationwide in a 24-hour span, said the Defence Ministry in a statement Thursday (September 13).

"The operations involving the Afghan Air Force and commandos were conducted in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Logar, Kandahar, Badghis, Faryab, Baghlan, Balkh and Helmand provinces," read the statement.

"Commando forces performed 114 special missions, and the Afghan Air Force carried out 12 strikes on insurgent strongholds in different parts of the country," said the Thursday statement.

The news came after President Ashraf Ghani Wednesday (September 12) told a group of elders from Nangarhar Province that he had ordered Afghan forces to go on the offensive against the militants.

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