70 militants killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul, Aug 31: At least 70 militants and eight soldiers were killed in military operations in Afghanistan during the past 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Monday.

"Seventy terrorists were killed, 43 injured and one terrorist was detained while eight Afghan army personnel also died during the operations," Xinhua cited the ministry as saying in a statement.


The Taliban militant group was yet to make any comment.


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