At least 44 insurgents, 2 soldiers killed in various military operations in past 24 hours: MoD

At least 44 armed insurgents were killed and 35 others were wounded in various military operations across the country over the past 24 hours, said a statement by the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

At least two Afghan soldiers were also killed in various incidents of violence over the past 24 hours, the statement added.

The exact location of these incidents, however, was not mentioned.

Four armed insurgents were also arrested during these operations while six improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were defused by security officials, the statement said.

In a separate incident, at least two children were killed and four others were wounded in a landmine explosion in Deg Yak district of southern Ghazni province early on Wednesday.

At least two children were killed and four others were wounded in a landmine explosion in Deg Yak district of southern Ghazni province early on Wednesday

Karimullah Tolwak, governor of Deh Yak district, said the explosion took place in Sulaimanzai area.

The incident took place when the vehicle in which these people were travelling hit a landmine planted by insurgents on the road.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

In another incident, an explosion took place in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province, but did not cause any casualties.

The bomb was placed outside a prosecutor’s house in Daronta district, according to local officials.

In another incident, at least three people were killed and five others were injured in clashes between the security guards of two provincial council members in eastern Laghman province.

According to local officials, the incident took place in the compound of provincial council office in Mehtarlam city.

The two security guards, Mohammad Yousuf Malangzai and Ajmal Wafa, exchanged fired, which resulted in the killing of Malangzai’s brother and security guard.

Five others were wounded in the incident, all of them civilians.

The motive behind the incident is not known yet. Police has started an investigation into it. 

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