51 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Army Raid

51 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Army Raid
Sun Aug 30, 2015 17:54:35

The Afghan Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning that 51 Taliban militants have been killed in the Afghan army latest operation, Tasnimnews reports.

The ministry said in a statement that four Taliban insurgents were wounded while 22 armed insurgents were also detained during the raids which had been conducted in 14 out of the country's 34 provinces since early Saturday, Xinuha reported.

About six army personnel were also killed in insurgents' firing and roadside bomb attacks during the operations, according to the statement.

The Taliban militant group, which ruled the country before being ousted in 2001, renewed armed insurgency, staging ambush and suicide attacks, killing combatants as well as civilians.

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