The Afghan armed forces launched heavy airstrikes and ground operations to pound the Taliban targets in response to a coordinated attack the group launched on Khwaja Omari district last night.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said the air and ground offensive was launched earlier today in response to last night’s attack.

He said at least 38 militants were killed and more than 30 others were wounded after their positions came under heavy airstrikes as well as ground operations.

Noori further added that the members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have not suffered any casualty during the operation.

The provincial governor’s spokesman also added that the operation continued until around 11 am and the situation is normal in the area now.

The provincial police commandment in a statement earlier confirmed that the district administrative governor of Khwaja Omar district Ali Shams Dost was killed in the attack last night.

The statement further added that the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on the district compound and security posts late on Wednesday night.

According to the police commandment of Ghazni, the district administrative compound of Khwaja Omar also sustained damages and was partially burnt during the attack.


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