The Afghan army conducted artillery strikes against Taliban positions in the outskirts of Ghazni city killing at least 14 militants.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the armed forces conducted artillery strikes against Taliban positions in Baba Khel area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The statement further added that the strikes killed 14 Taliban militants and destroyed 6 motorcycles.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the armed forces conducted an operation in Madrasa area of Ghazni city and killed 4 Taliban militants.

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

The security situation in Ghazni province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

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