Pak fighters among militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr. 6 (ANI): Afghanistan said Thursday that Pakistani fighters were among the militants killed in military operations conducted in 14 provinces of the country in the past 24 hours. The remarks were made by Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri, according to Tolo News. "Waziri says air force has conducted 70 flights across the country and night raids were successful #Afghanistan," tweeted Tolo News.

Waziri said that 96 Daesh militants were killed during these operations including some of their commanders and added that Pakistani fighters were also among the insurgents killed.

The spokesperson informed that military operation is moving forward in the Nangarhar province - where Daesh is significantly active. Waziri stated that a number of civilians captured by the insurgents in Helmand province have also been rescued, adding that 18 suicide bombers were killed in an airstrike in Zabul province. He said that the Defence Ministry has plans to provide weapons stock to every corp across the country that only commanders will be able to use. He added that 80 percent of all troops already have their required equipment. The spokesperson also disclosed that a fact-finding commission will soon provide findings on recent Kabul hospital attack that claimed around 50 lives as militants armed with guns, grenades and knives targeted patients and staff at the hospital. (ANI)