63 insurgents killed in ANSF operations: Afghan ministry

2018-07-01T19:13:07+05:00 Web Monitoring Desk

Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Sunday that at least 63 insurgents were killed in the past 24 hours during clearance operations by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) across the country, reported Tolo news.

According to the statement in the past 24 hours, the forces conducted 13 joint operations and 13 airstrikes against enemy hideouts. 

The ministry claims that during the operation 33 insurgents were also wounded. 

The operations were conducted in the Ghazni, Khost, Maidan Wardak, Pakita, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Faryab, Takhar, Kunduz, Nimroz and Helmand provinces, MoD said. 

The ministry said that during the operations weapons caches and hideouts were destroyed.

The ministry did not provide further information regarding casualties among security forces or civilians.

The Taliban has also not commented on the operations. 

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday announced the end of the ceasefire and ordered security forces to resume operations across the country. 

Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Ghani said: “The ceasefire has ended, our security and defence forces are allowed to carry out operations”. 

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