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    At Least 20 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Counter-Terrorist Operations in 24 Hours

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    At least 20 Afghan soldiers were killed in counter-terrorist operations across the country in last 24 hours, according to the Defense Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The soldiers were killed in the provinces of Badghis, Ghazni, Helmand, Kunduz, Laghman, Maidan Wardak, Nuristan, Paktia and Uruzgan, Khaama Press said.

    The average daily losses of the Afghan army amounted to four soldiers killed mainly by improvised explosive devises, according to the media outlet.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, with other extremist groups such as Daesh (outlawed in Russia) expanding their activities in the country as well.

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