At least eight militants were killed and six others were wounded in joint air and ground operations which were conducted in North-western Ghor province.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted operations with the close air support of coalition forces in Dolaina district of Ghor province.

The statement further added that eight militants were killed and six others were wounded during the operations and a vehicle and together with six motorcycles were destroyed.

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

The Afghan armed forces have stepped up operations to suppress the anti-government armed militants who are attempting to expand their insurgency as part of their spring offensive across the country.


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