At least twelve militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan army Commandos and the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Special Forces in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

According to a statement released by the governor’s office in Laghman, the operation was conducted late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Alingar district.

The statement further added that the operation resulted into the killing of at least five militants, including two key militant figures that were sent to the area to inspect the insurgency activities of the militants.

The provincial government also added that a suspect was also arrested during the operation and a weapons depot was eliminated.

In the meantime, the Afghan army commandos conducted operations in Qasaba and Salingar areas of the district and as a result at least seven militants have been killed, the statement added.

The statement also added that a commander of the militants identified as Mohibullah also famous as Khyber was among those killed.

The Afghan security forces have not suffered any casualty during the two operations, the provincial government said.