The Afghan forces killed or wounded at least 16 militants of the Taliban group in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

According to a statement released by MoD, the Taliban militants were planning to lauch attacks against the Afghan forces on Ghazni-Kandahar Highway in Gilan district and Arzoo area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 6 Taliban militants and wounded at least 6 others by conducting operations to prevent the Taliban attack on Ghazni-Kandahar highway.

The security forces also killed 4 Taliban militants during a similar operation which they conducted in Arzoo area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city, the statement added.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the security forces also destroyed some weapons and munitions belonging to Taliban militants.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.

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