The Afghan and U.S. forces killed dozens of Taliban militants during the operations in southern Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.

The 205th Atal Corps said in a statement the Afghan forces killed 17 Taliban militants and wounded 15 others during a clash in Shahjoi district of Zabul.

The statement further added the security forces also destroyed 5 motorcycles of the militants.

Furthermore, the U.S. forces killed 3 militants of Mullah Ismail and Haji Rasool by conducting an airstrike in Khanqa area of Tarinkot in Uruzgan province and wounded 5 others.

The airstrike also destroyed 3 motorcycles and 4 weapons of the militants, the 205th Atal Corps said, adding that the Afghan forces killed 3 militants and wounded 4 others during a separate clash in Chora district of Uruzgan.

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