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PublishDate: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 09:39

ANA Clears Jalriz-Maidan Highway of Roadside Mines: MoD

MAIDAN WARDAK, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army (ANA) has cleared Jalriz-Maida Wardak highway from roadside mines planted by insurgents in the area, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Tuesday, after carrying a “successful” operation at the location.

#ANA cleared off – Maidan_Wardak highway from Taliban and IEDs last night,” said the MoD in a tweet.

According to the statement, the were planted by the Taliban insurgents, which was the discovered and defused by security forces.  

“They highway was was blocked due to IEDs placed by #Taliban,” the tweet added. “During the operations conducted by commandos, 14 Taliban were killed and 20 IEDs were discovered and defused.”

The Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.

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