At least seven Taliban militants including a local commander of the group were killed during separate clashes in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the clashes took place in Nish and Khakrez districts of the province.

“Yesterday, a senior local commander of armed Taliban was killed in a clash with Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army,” the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement.

The statement further added that the clash took place in Shin Kian region, Nish district, southern Kandahar province.

“In a separate report, six armed Taliban were killed and three other armed Taliban were wounded in a clash with Afghan National Police,” the statement by MoI added.

“The incident took place in Mandigak region, Khakriz district, southern Kandahar province,” MoI said, adding that “No ANP and civilian was harmed during the incident.”

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

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had improved comparatively during the recent years where fewer security related incidents have been reported as compared to the other southern provinces.


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