The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during an operation in southern Kandahar province, the Afghan Military said.

The Special Operations Corps said in a statement said the security forces killed 5 Taliban militants during a joint raid in Khakriz district of Kandahar.

The statement further added that the security forces killed the militants during a joint military operation.

The security forces also discovered and defused five Improvised Explosive Devices during the operation, the Special Operations Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.

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