Courtesy Photo Special Operations Corps

At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and a large cache of weapons was destroyed during the operations of Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes in northern Kunduz province.

According to informed military sources, Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Chahar Darah district killing 27 Taliban fighters.

The sources further added that a large weapons cache, 38 pressure-plate IEDs and 40 pounds of homemade explosives were destroyed.

“Several self-defense air strikes in Chahar Darah district killed another 8 Taliban fighters,” the sources added.

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

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North Afghanistan where Taliban militants have presence in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.

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