At least 19 Taliban militants were killed in separate operations of the Afghan Special Forces which were conducted in South-eastern Khost and northern Kunduz provinces.

“Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz killing 15 Taliban fighters and wounding 5 others,” the military officials said Saturday.

The officials further added that the operation also led to the discovery and destruction of 4 pressure plate IEDs and 20 pounds of homemade explosives.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Sabari district of Khost province leaving 4 Taliban fighters dead while 4 others were detained.

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