The Ministry of Defense in a released statement on Thursday said that at least 24 Taliban fighters were killed in Arghandab, Zherai, and Shah Walikot districts of Kandahar province.

MoD stated Afghan national defense and security forces backed by the air support, targeted “terrorists” in Arghandab, Jiri, and Shah Walikot districts of Kandahar province.

The operation resulted in 24 Taliban killed and nine others were wounded, the statement said.

According to the statement, some of the Taliban’s explosive devices, weapons, and ammunition were also destroyed.

ANDSF during the operation discovered and defused 13 anti-vehicle mines planted in the mentioned districts and Maiwand district of the province to target civilians and soldiers.

This comes as 26 Taliban were killed and 3 other members of the group were wounded in a clash with the Afghan national army a day ago.

Kandahar is one of the Most insecure provinces, where the Taliban have a large influence and are active.

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