At least 25 Taliban militants including a key leader of the group identified as Qazi Qari Abdul Qadir were killed or wounded during the operations in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted operations against the terrorist groups in Khak-e-Safid district of the province which resulted into the killings of 7 Taliban militants.

The statement further added that a key local leader of the group identified as Qazi Qari Abdul Qadir was among those killed and 8 others were arrested.

At least 5 Taliban militants were killed during a separate airstrike conducted in Posht-e-Koh district of the province, the Ministry of Interior said.

The statement also added that two vehicles and some weapons were also destroyed during the same airstrike.