The Ministry of Defense on Wednesday stated that 42 Taliban fighters were killed in the Mianshin, Panjwai, and Arghandab districts of Kandahar province.

MoD in a released statement said Afghan national defense and security forces backed by air support launched an operation in three districts of southern Kandahar province.

During the clashes 42 Taliban were killed, 8 wounded also the group’s stronghold, four motorbikes, and some of their weapons and ammunition were wrecked in the operations.

According to the statement, defense forces discovered and defused 35 various types of IEDs and mines in the Arghandab and Maiwand districts of the province by doing so the Afghan forces prevented major casualties and saved dozens of innocent lives.

This comes as one policeman was killed and four others were injured in a Taliban offensive in Nurgaram district of Nuristan on Tuesday night

Local sources told the media that if reinforcements are not sent, the Taliban will take over the center of the district and accused government officials of not being attentive to the security situation in the region.

Taliban and government officials have not yet commented on the incident.


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