According to local authorities in southern Kandahar province at least 4 insurgents were killed and 2 others were detained following military operations by Afghan security forces in this province.

The officials further added the militants were killed and detained at Shahwalikot and panjwai districts of southern Kandahar province.

Provincial governor media office following a press release said, Afghan security forces killed at least 2 armed insurgents following a military operation at Panjwai district on Wednesday evening. The two insurgents were plotting and carrying out insurgency activities against the Afghan security forces in the area.

The source further added, Afghan security forces conducted another operation at Shahwalikot district on Wednesday night, where a mine planter was killed along with a Taliban fighter.

The operations were conducted at Parian and Yatiman areas late Wednesday night where Afghan security forces also detained 2 insurgents along with some weapons and explosives, provincial media office officials added.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the operations.