Afghan forces kill 67 militants, free 8 prisoners in Maidan Wardak

Salaam Times

MAIDAN WARDAK -- Afghan security forces killed at least 67 militants and wounded 15 others in the past 24 hours during joint operations in Maidan Wardak Province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement Monday (September 24).

The operations, which had air support, took place in Jaghatu District, said the statement.

Separately, Afghan forces raided a Taliban-run prison in the province late Sunday (September 23), freeing eight prisoners, including six Afghan security personnel, the Voice of America reported Monday.

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