49 militants, 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Staff Report

KABUL -- Afghan troops recently killed at least 49 militants nationwide, media reported.

Three Afghan troops were killed in the fighting.

At least 49 militants were killed, as well as three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, in a 48-hour span, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in statements June 9 and 10, the Afghanistan Times and Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

Local civilians recently captured the Taliban shadow chief for Balkhab District, Sar-i-Pul Province, Asadullah Khuram, a member of the Sar-i-Pul provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News June 9.

Troops recently captured a suspected would-be suicide bomber in Kunduz Province, officials said June 9, according to Khaama Press.

Authorities recently detained another suspected terrorist, Abdullah, in a Kabul hospital, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said, according to a June 9 Khaama Press report.

Abdullah was admitted after sustaining injuries in an explosion, the MoI said.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen June 9 in Kabul kidnapped a female foreign aid worker, security officials said, according to Khaama Press.

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