The Afghan National Army soldiers have killed at least 12 Taliban militants including five of their IED makers in an operation in southern Helmand province.

“The ANA 215th Corps conducted clearing operations in Marjah district killing 12 Taliban fighters, 5 of which were IED makers and capturing 28 motorcycles,” the informed military sources said Wednesday.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

Helmadn is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province including Marjah.

Taliban militants often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions in this province.

In the meantime, the military sources said the Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar operation in Kunduz and destroyed 15 Improvised Explosive Devices.


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