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55 Afghan militants, judge killed

Staff Report

KABUL -- More than 55 Afghan militants and a Ghazni judge were killed in recent violence in Nangarhar Province and Kabul, while security forces seized 3,000kg of explosives in Logar Province.

Troops June 28 in Kunduz city killed 15 militants, TOLO News reported June 29, quoting provincial police chief Muhammad Qasim Jangalbagh.

Troops killed more than 40 "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) militants in an on-going operation in Kot District, Nangarhar Province, in a 24-hour span, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said June 28, according to the Afghanistan Times.

The troops evicted ISIL militants from 40 villages and established outposts for anti-Taliban civilian uprising members, officials said.

Meanwhile, June 27 in Kabul, gunmen stormed the house of Bakht Gul, the judge of Rashidan District, Ghazni Province, and killed him, Kabul police official Brig. Gen. Humayun Aini said, according to the Afghanistan Times. Some provincial officials maintain residences in Kabul.

Meanwhile, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) recently seized two trucks containing 3,000kg of explosives in Pul-e-Alam District, Logar Province, Khaama Press reported June 29. The NDS arrested four suspects in the case.

The explosives were meant for a series of attacks in Kabul, the NDS said in a statement.

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