Afghanistan Taliban: Afghan Army Kills At Least 51 Militants In 24-Hour Operation

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Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul July 2, 2014. Reuters

The Afghan army killed at least 51 Taliban militants during a nationwide operation, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said Monday. Another eight militants were injured and eight more were arrested, according to TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s 24-hour news channel.

"Within the past 24 hours, the Afghan army, police and intelligence agency carried out several operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunduz, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Helmand provinces to rid them of insurgents," said a statement from the interior ministry, TOLOnews reported.

Several weapons were seized during the operation. Also, 314 mines were defused in Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

It’s unclear if the Afghan army sustained any casualties during the operation. The Taliban haven’t responded to the 24-hour crackdown, according to TOLOnews.

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