At least 23 Taliban militants were killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Special Forces in south-eastern Ghazni, north-western Badghis, and southern Helmand provinces.

Informed military sources said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Gelan district of Ghazni province killing 9 Taliban fighters, wounding 1 and detaining another militant.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province which left 9 Taliban fighters dead and 8 others wounded. The ground force also destroyed 9 IEDs.

“Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province killing 5 Taliban fighters and destroying over 300 pounds of heroin,” the sources added.

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