21:04 GMT +318 January 2020
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 05

    The Afghanistan security forces killed 39 militants in five provinces of the country, including 31 Islamic State terrorists, Afghan Defense Ministry said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The armed terrorist were discovered and killed in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Takhar and Helmand provinces by Afghan army, police and security forces joint offensive operation, the ministry said in a statement published on the website.

    According to the ministry, other four terrorist were injured in the operation, while Afghan army lost two soldiers. The army also destroyed two terrorists' underground hideouts and seized ammunition.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, due to the continuing Taliban insurgency, which has expanded its activities in Afghanistan to major cities. At the same time, Kabul faces challenges from other extremist groups, most notably Daesh, outlawed in many countries including Russia and the United States.


    Canada Pledges $465Mln for Afghan Security, Development
    Slovakian Servicemen to Remain in Afghanistan After 2016 - Defense Minister
    Talks With Taliban Needed to Accelerate Political Solution for Afghanistan
    Afghan Security Forces Foil Terrorist Attack on Southern District of Kabul
    NATO to Remain in Afghanistan After 2016, Troops Size to Be Decided Soon
    Main Suspect in Dallas Attack Served in Afghanistan, Received Awards
    Obama Leaves ‘Symbolic’ Troop Presence in Afghanistan to Defend US Empire
    Australian Gov't Extends Security Mission in Afghanistan Into 2017
    This is How Much More the US Will Spend to Keep More Troops in Afghanistan
    Sweden Deserts Afghan Interpreters Despite Death Threats From Taliban
    US War on Afghan Poppies: Many Deaths, Little Success
    ‘Blood and Treasure’: Obama to Keep 1000s of Troops in Afghanistan
    terrorist, Daesh, Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan police, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), Afghanistan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik