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    Afghan Troops Kill 36 Militants in 24 Hours - Afghani Security Services

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    36 armed insurgents were killed during Afghanistan military operations in the past 24 hours by the national services, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Afghan security services killed 36 armed insurgents during military operations in the past 24 hours, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday.

    "In the last 24 hours, as a result of the joint clearance operations of the Afghan security and defense forces aimed to topple down the insurgents and protect the lives and property of people, 36 armed insurgents, including two of their commanders,… were killed, tens were wounded," the statement reads.

    It was added in the statement that the security operations were conducted in the country's provinces of Baghlan, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Kunduz, Maidan Wardak, Nangarhar, Oruzgan, Paktia, Sare Pol and Takhar.

    Afghanistan is experiencing political, social and security instability, as the Taliban movement and other radical extremist organizations such as the Islamic State, which is prohibited in many countries, including the United States, Russia and Pakistan, among others, have expanded their activities in the country.

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