At least 12 Taliban militants were killed and 8 others were wounded in an operation of the Afghan Special Forces in southern Uruzgan province.

The Special Operations Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the operation was conducted in Tarinkot city, the provincial capital of the province.

The statement further added that 3 Ak-47 assault rifles, 2 M-16 rifles, 1 rocket launcher, 2 radio sets, 37 IED pressure plates, and 17 landmines were confiscated.

A landmine production facility and 42 Improvised Explosive Devices were also discovered during the same operation, the statement added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.