The Afghan security forces busted one of the major sanctuaries of the Red Unit of Taliban in Nangarhar province.

The Afghan armed forces killed at least 30 Red Unit militants of Taliban during the operation.

The provincial authorities said the Taliban militants had established the sanctuary inside a mosque.

The Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said the Red Unit of Taliban had established its sanctuary inside a mosque in Sherzad district.

The statement further added that the Afghan armed forces carefully conducted the operation to bust the sanctuary of the group considering the sacred place of mosque.

The statement also added that three Red Unit commanders of Taliban originally hailing from Pakistan were also among those killed.

The security forces also wounded 14 Red Unit militants of Taliban during the same operation.

Pictures released by provincial governor’s office reveal that the security forces confiscated a Saudi armed forces badge and a Pakistani certificate besides seizing weapons and munitions.

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