The security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters during separate operations in two districts of Zabul province.
The informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 11 Taliban fighters during an operation in Shah Joy district of Zabul.
The sources further added that the Special Forces also detained two militants during the operation.
The sources also added that an airstrike killed 1 Taliban fighter in Shinkay district of Zabul.
The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the operations so far.