Afghan forces conduct 109 joint, special ops and 20 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD

The Afghan security forces conducted 109 Joint and Special Operations against the militant groups in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 11 joint and 98 special operations to suppress the militant groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 20 airstrikes to support the ground forces during the operations.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Khost, Kunduz, Kandahar, Faryab, Ghor, Parwan, Takhar, Badghis, Ghazni, Helmand, Nangarhar, Zabul, Balkh and Sar-e-Pul provinces.

Meanwhile, the defense ministry said the security forces killed 79 militants and wounded 57 others during the same operations.

In addition, the security forces arrested 2 suspected militants, the defense ministry added.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan security forces during the operations.

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