Afghanistan foils 12 potential IED attacks

An Afghan man inspects the wreckage of a car at the site of a truck bomb blast in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan

According to the statement, the IEDs were installed on public roads by the Taliban terrorists found and defused during various operations in Kandahar, Zabul, and Uruzgan provinces, reports Khaama Press.

“POver Ten IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads in Kandahar, Uruzgan, and Zabul provinces, were discovered and defused by ANA, yesterday (Thursday),” the MoD confirmed in a tweet.

The statement did not further elaborate on the incident but said the national army “risk their lives to save” people as part of their duties and patriotism.

“Lives of hundreds of civilians were saved as a result,” the tweet added.

“ANA risk their lives to save and protect Afghans lives and properties.”

The Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.

Meanwhile, at least 11 Taliban were killed and 15 others injured during a shootout with the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Panjwae and Zherai districts of Kandahar province on Thursday night.

“Eleven Taliban were killed, and 15 others were critically wounded after they attacked ANDSF positions in Panjwae and Zherai districts of Kandahar province, last night,” the MoD confirmed in a separate tweet.

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