At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and four Improvised Explosive Device manufacturing facilities were destroyed during the operations in southern Helmand province.

According to informed military sources “A multi-day operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand killed 19 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others.”

The source further added that the Afghan security forces destroyed 4 IED manufacturing facilities and an large IED cache, which included 13 pressure plate IEDs, multiple RPG rockets and an RPG launcher.

“During the operation a precision air strike was used to destroy a vehicle-borne IED,” the sources said.

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

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Taliban are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.