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Afghan military kills 35 insurgents: gov't
The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have killed 35 suspected Taliban insurgents since early Friday, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
"In past 24 hours, the ANSF carried out cleanup operations in Paktika, Wardak, Faryab, Takhar and Helmand provinces, killing 35 armed insurgents and injuring five others," the ministry said in a statement.
The joint forces also discovered and confiscated rounds of light and heavy ammunition, the statement said.
The ministry also confirmed the loss of five army personnel during clashes in the operations and as a result of separate attacks across the country over the same period.
The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.
[Source: Xinhua, Kabul, 26Dec15]
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