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29 Taliban terrorists killed in airstrikes, other important members arrested

Devdiscourse News Desk | Kabul | Updated: 26-08-2019 18:17 IST | Created: 26-08-2019 14:48 IST
29 Taliban terrorists killed in airstrikes, other important members arrested
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A total of 29 Taliban terrorists have been killed as a result of airstrikes in different provinces of Afghanistan. According to a statement by the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan, eight Taliban terrorists were killed in an airstrike in Ishkamish district of Takhar province.

The Defense Ministry further added that 12 members of the Taliban group were also killed as a result of airstrike in Sayyad district of Sar-e Pol province.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan said in a statement that nine Taliban terrorists were killed and one was injured in several joint operations carried out by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Nehr Saraj, Nawi, Sangin districts and Lashkar Gah City of Helmand. ANDSF also destroyed six Taliban hideouts and seized 15 roadside bombs, one rocket launcher, two AK-47 rifles, and one motorcycle.

Meanwhile, a suicide bomber was also arrested in Takhar province. According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan, a suicide bomber was planning to launch a suicide attack in Rustaq District of Takhar but before he could reach to a target, Afghan National Police (ANP) acted quickly and was able to arrest the suicide bomber.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan said in a statement that the shadow judge of the Taliban terrorist group was arrested in Ghazni province. The shadow judge was arrested during an operation carried out by Afghan National Police (ANP) in Ghazni City of Ghazni province. Two senior members of the Taliban group were also arrested in two separate operations carried out by ANP in the same city.



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