The security forces carried out separate operations in Balkh, Farah and Paktika provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban fighters.

The informed military sources said Friday “In an Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Shahi district of Balkh province 2 Taliban fighters were detained.”

The sources further added that an airstrike in Shayb Koh district of Farah province killed 8 Taliban fighters.

“The Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted route clearance operations in Paktika province destroying 24 IEDs and preventing civilian casualties,” the statement said.

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

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