In Afghanistan 29 Taliban militants killed in Army raids

Official said that 40 militants were wounded and five suspected militants were detained in the raids.

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(Yahoo)
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At least 29 Taliban militants have been killed during military operations conducted by Afghan security forces in 17 of the country’s 34 provinces within last 24 hours, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Friday, May 13.

In a statement that provides daily operational updates, the minister said that 40 militants were wounded and five suspected militants were detained in the raids.

It said the raids were carried out by the army with assistance from the police and personnel of national intelligence agency.

According to the statement, joint forces also seized weapons, ammunition and defused several landmines planted recently by the militants.

Two vehicles and eight motorbikes belonging to the insurgents were also confiscated.

READ: Taliban militants attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants since early April after Taliban militants started their so-called annual spring offensive and intensified attacks across the country.

Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement founded in Afghanistan in 1994.  From 1996 to 2001, the group held power in Afghanistan and enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law, of which the international community and leading Muslims have been highly critical. within that country.

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