31 militants killed, 37 injured in coordinated air, ground operations: MoD

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed that at least 68 militants were killed or injured during the operations conducted by Afghan air and ground forces in various provinces of the country in the last 24 hours.

General Mohammad Radmanish, Deputy spokesman of MoD informed Afghan media a total of 31 militants were killed and 37 others were wounded during the operations.

He added that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kunar, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Khost, Uruzgan, Faryab, Balkh, and Helmand provinces.

General Radmanish also said that the Afghan army teams also defused 24 improvised explosive devices.

Gen. Radmanish also added that 15 operations are underway in 11 provinces of the country at the moment as commando forces have conducted 66 operations while Afghan Air Force has carried out one airstrike during the same period.