The Afghan forces conducted artillery strikes against the militant positions in Kunar province, killing or wounding at least 18 militants.

The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the Afghan armed forces targeted the militants in Nari, Asmar and Dangam districts.

The statement further added that the artillery strikes killed 7 militants and wounded 11 others.

Furthermore, the 201st Silab Corps said the security forces also destroyed a ZE anti-aircraft gun and an 82mm mortar launcher.

The anti-government armed militants have not commented regarding the operations so far.

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