The Special Forces of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have confiscated hundreds of rounds of landmines, ammunition, and explosives from a cache belonging to the Taliban group in southern Helmand province.

The Helmand governor’s office in a statement said the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Sangin district late on Monday night.

The statement further added that three militants were killed and three suspects were arrested during the operation.

The Afghan Special Forces also confiscated 10 mortar rounds, 207 RPG rockets, 150 Improvised Explosive Devices, 50 remote-controlled landmines, 350 different types of ammunition rounds, 20 hand grenades, 320 kgs of explosives, and 234 equipments to be used in landmines.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

In the meantime, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel are busy conducting counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations to suppress the activities of the militant groups.


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