The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have killed at least 17 Taliban militants during the operations in Tarinkot district, the provincial capital of southern Uruzgan province.

Military sources privy of the development have said the militants were killed during the operations which were conducted in the past 24 hours.

The sources further added that the Afghan forces also destroyed six fighting positions, 3 tunnels, 15 improvised explosive devices, and a bomb making factory.

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

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where Taliban militants are actively operating in its various districts.

The militants are also active in the outskirts of the provincial capital Tarinkot city and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security forces.