Afghan violence kills 25 militants

Staff Report

KABUL -- At least 25 militants and three security personnel were killed in recent fighting across Afghanistan.

Troops killed at least 25 militants in a 24-hour span nationwide, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a November 14 statement, TOLO News reported.

The troops cleared many areas of militants in those operations, the MoI added.

At least nine militants and three security personnel were killed in Sar-i-Pul city, capital of the eponymous province, provincial governor Muhammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News November 15.

The dead security personnel included two police officers and a soldier, he said.

The nine slain militants might have been part of the 25 reported killed by the MoI.

Meanwhile, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) recently arrested a would-be suicide bomber in Ghazni city, the NDS said November 14, according to the Afghanistan Times.

The suspect planned to target Friday prayers in a local mosque, the NDS said.

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