Three commanders of the Taliban group and their ten fighters were killed during the artillery and airstrikes which were carried out in response to a coordinated attack by Taliban on security outposts in Nurgeram district.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said Talian militants launched attacks on security outposts in Kanda Labog area of Nurgeram district on Friday which were repulsed by security and defense forces.
The statement further added that the security and defense forces also carried out artillery and airstrikes against Taliban positions in response to the attacks which left 13 militants dead including their three commanders.
The Taliban commanders killed during the operations have been identified as Janat Gul, Haji Gul, and Zabiullah, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that 5 militants were also wounded during the same operations.
The 201st Silab Corps also added that the security personnel and civilians did not suffer casualties during the clashes.