According to defense and provincial officials, 67 Taliban have been killed in operations conducted by the Afghan national defense and security forces in various parts of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday, that ANDSF members backed by air support, targeted Taliban fighters in Arghandab and Mizan districts of Zabul on Wednesday.

The operation resulted in the death of 28 Taliban fighters and five others were injured, also a group’s hideout, a mortar shell, some weapons, and ammunition were completely destroyed, MoD stated.

In a similar incident, Afghan security members with air support attacked Taliban gatherings in Arghandab and Maiwand districts of Kandahar on Wednesday.

Air force and infantry killed 29 Taliban militants and injured five others during the skirmish, also an explosive depot, 110 Taliban positions, and a large quantity of ammunition were reportedly wrecked.

The statements added, that security forces discovered and defused 78 anti-vehicle mines in the Arghandab and Maiwand districts of the province.

On the other hand, security officials in Ghor reported that the Taliban suffered casualties during an area clearing operation supervised by the defense and security force members in the western part of Firuzkuh city.

Amirdad Parsa, Spokemsn to Ghor police HQ told Khaama press that 10 Taliban fighters were killed and five others were wounded during an air raid conducted by the Afghan Air Force unit.

Parsa added, that no injuries or harm was inflicted to the security forces during the operation.

Security force members also seized several Taliban motorbikes, and two roadside bombs were also defused.

The security official emphasized that the clearance operation will continue until Ahangaran and Ashtarkhan areas in the west of Firuzkuh city are complete cleared of the Taliban influence.

Meanwhile, in Daikundi Province eight civilians and a people uprising force member were killed in a Taliban offensive on a village in Patoi district.

The incident took place at around 4:00 am on Thursday morning.

According to the governor of Daikundi, 10 other people were also injured in the skirmish.

This comes as battle across the country has raged despite efforts for prolonged peace.


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