90 Afghan militants killed

Staff Report

KABUL -- Afghan troops recently killed at least 90 militants recently nationwide while losing two of their own, officials said.

At least 12 "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) militants were killed recently in Operation Qahr in Achin District, Nangarhar Province, the provincial government said, according to an August 8 Khaama Press report.

The Afghan air force recently killed another six ISIL members in Achin District, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said, according to an August 7 Khaama Press report.

An air strike in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province, recently killed at least 40 Taliban, including the shadow deputy governor of Kunduz and a Taliban district chief, Afghan National Army (ANA) spokesman Ghulaam Hazrat Karimi said, according to an August 7 report by the Afghanistan Times.

The air strike came after the Taliban killed two troops at a security outpost in Imam Sahib District, Karimi said.

Troops killed at least 30 militants in Qala-i-Zal District, Kunduz Province, in a 24-hour span, the MoD said, according to the same report by the Afghanistan Times.

Meanwhile, police August 7 in Pul-i-Alam, Logar Province, shot and killed two would-be suicide bombers before they could blow themselves up, governor's spokesman Salim Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News.

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