94 Afghan militants, 7 troops killed

Staff Report

KABUL -- Recent fighting across Afghanistan killed at least 94 militants, seven Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and a former chairman of the Uruzgan Province High Peace Council. Some militant deaths might have been reported twice.

An on-going operation in Kot District, Nangarhar Province, has killed 37 members of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said June 28, according to Khaama Press.

The army launched Operation Shaheen 18 in Kot District June 24 after ISIL attacked police check-posts in Kot, the MoD said.

Meanwhile, security forces killed at least 57 militants in multiple provinces in a 24-hour span, the MoD said in a June 27 statement, adding that seven soldiers lost their lives in the fighting.

National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents recently foiled a terrorist plot by arresting a suspected would-be suicide bomber in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Khaama Press reported June 27, quoting the NDS.

Gunmen June 26 assassinated Abdul Baqi, a former chairman of the Uruzgan Province High Peace Council, in Tirin Kot, a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News June 27.

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