The Afghan forces conducted air and artillery strikes against Taliban militants in Nangarhar province killing at least 12 Red Unit militants of the group.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, the security forces conducted artillery strikes against Taliban militants in Wazir Tangi ara of Khogyani district which killed 7 militants of the Red Unit of the group.

The statement further added that the Air Force also conducted airstrikes in the same area which killed 5 Red Unit militants of Taliban.

The strikes also destroyed three vehicles of Taliban, the statement said, adding that the security forces also confiscated 2 pistols, 160 rounds of small arms ammunition and 5 ammunition magazines in Surkh Rod district on Saturday.

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


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.