Afghan-Army-troopsThe Afghan national security forces took full control of the restive Nawa district from Taliban militants in southeastern Ghazni province.

According to the local government officials, Nawa district was fully taken by the Afghan security forces after nine years.

Provincial police chief Asadullah Insafi said Taliban militants were pushed out of the district following an operation by Afghan national army, Afghan national police and Afghan intelligence operatives.

In the meantime, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials said the district was taken from Taliban militants after almost two weeks of military operations.

The officials further added that scores of militants including foreign fighters were killed during the operations and huge cache of explosives including homemade landmines were confiscated.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.