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234 Taliban terrorists killed in various provinces: Afghanistan MoD

A file photo of Afghanistan Armed Forces in action. Photo: Ministry of Defence, Afghanistan

Kabul, June 22 (MNN) As many as 234 Taliban terrorists were killed and 103 others wounded in security operations in various districts of Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

The casualties were reported during operations by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Logar, Nangarhar, Paktika, Khost, Kandahar, Zabul, Faryab, Balkh, Samangan, Helmand, Takhar, Baghlan, Parwan, Kunduz and Kabul provinces during the last 24 hours.

Later, the Ministry said that at least 64 Taliban militants were killed in airstrikes by Afghanistan Armed Forces in two provinces on Monday night.

“50 Taliban terrorists were killed in airstrikes conducted by AAF in Pashtun Zarghon district of Herat province on Monday night.

“In addition, four enemy vehicles, including a car packed with explosives, 10 motorbikes, 40 weapons and a large amount of their ammunition were destroyed,” the Ministry tweeted.

“14 Taliban terrorists were killed in airstrikes conducted by AAF in Feroz Nakhchir district in Samangan province last night. Also, one enemy hideout, 5 RPG, two artillery shell, three laser weapons and four of their AK-47s were destroyed,” another tweet said earlier on.

Meanwhile, with terrorist attacks, kidnappings, criminal offences, and other similar occurrences escalating across Afghanistan, Beijing has advised Chinese citizens living in Afghanistan to move out as soon as possible, and their organizations to take extra measures during these challenging times, Khaama news agency has reported.

The Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan on Saturday issued a statement that “the conflicts in Afghanistan are constant” and asked Chinese nationals in Kabul to “be more cautious” and “urgently depart”.

China has attributed an increase in violence on the abrupt withdrawal of troops by the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) from Afghanistan after almost two decades of deployment.

The US and the UK have also advised their citizens to limit travelling to Afghanistan and warned the nationals in Afghanistan to consider leaving Afghanistan since the beginning of the year, given the tough security situations.

Another report said that Doshi, a key district in Baghlan province connecting the capital and central parts of Afghanistan with the northern provinces, has fallen to the Taliban.

Sahib Dad Ghafori, the district Governor of Doshi, was quoted by the Afghan news agency that as a result of Taliban’s attack on Doshi district on Sunday afternoon and the lack of enough supporting forces and facilities, the local government forces have set back to Kayan Valley.

According to separate reports, Jilga, another district in Baghlan, too fell into Taliban hands.

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