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30 militants killed amid ongoing clearance operations in Ghazni

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At least thirty militants have been killed as clearance operations continue in Ghazni city, the provincial capital of southeastern Ghazni province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 30 militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted in the vicinity of Ghazni city and the main route to Ghazni passing through Salar area of Midan Wardak province.

According to a statement released the defense ministry, at least two militants were also arrested during the same operations.

The statement further added that the clearance operations have concluded in Hyderabad, Hassanabad, Maghlan, and Nawabad areas of Ghazni city and five police stations have reopened.

The defense ministry also added that the militants have set on fire almost all public welfare institutions and compounds during the attack in Ghazni city.

The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission also released some pictures of the city on Tuesday and confirmed that the clearance operations are underway by the Afghan forces forces in the city.

This comes as sporadic clashes continued in Ghazni for several days after the Taliban attack on the city in the early hours of Friday morning.