Taliban militantsAt least 55 Taliban militants were killed following counter-terrorism operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) following a statement said the militants were killed during operations in Helmand, Kandahar, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, nangarhar, Uruzgan, Logar and Ghor provinces.

The statement further added that the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence operatives.

At least 36 Taliban militants were also injured and various types of light and heavy weapons along with ammunition and explosives were confiscated, interior ministry said.

Afghan police forces also discovered and seized 15 improvised explosive devices (EIDs) during operations in Uruzgan, Khost, Balkh and Kandahar provinces.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.