55 militants killed across Afghanistan: Afghan defense ministry

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The statement also said that the operations were carried out in eastern Ghazni, Paktika and Nangarhar provinces, southern Uruzgan and western Farah provinces.

55 militants killed across Afghanistan: Afghan defense ministry

The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement that at least 55 militants were killed and 16 others wounded during military operations across Afghanistan since early Wednesday.

According to the statement, 14 Al-Qaida and 19 ISIS terrorists were among the killed.

“The Afghan National Security Forces conducted ground offensives in close coordination with Afghan Air Force over the last 24 hours, killing 55 terrorists and wounding 16 others,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

The statement also said that the operations were carried out in eastern Ghazni, Paktika and Nangarhar provinces, southern Uruzgan and western Farah provinces.

The loss of six army soldiers as a result of a separate attack in the countryside over the same period also covered in that statement.

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