An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

About 26 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan within the last 24 hours, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday morning.

An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

“A total of 26 armed militants were killed during joint military operations and cleanup raids carried out by army over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.
The statement also confirmed losing eight army soldiers as a result of fighting and landmine blasts over the same period.
About 21 militants, including a local Taliban leader named Amrullah, were wounded while 23 militants were detained in above operations, according to the statement.
The army engineering teams also recovered and defused 27 landmines and roadside bombs since early Monday, the statement noted.
The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.
The Afghan security forces have recently intensified operations across the country as spring and summer known as the fighting season is drawing near. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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