At least 14 Taliban insurgents were killed and 8 others wounded during a joint operation conducted by ANDSF in the Arghandab and Panjwai districts of southern Kandahar province, the Ministry of Defense stated on Tuesday.

MoD said that Afghan national defense and security forces backed by the air force targeted Taliban in the Arghandab Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

According to MoD, 14 Taliban fighters were killed and eight others were wounded, during the ANDSF offensives three light machine guns, two AK47 rifles, one rocket launcher, some weapons and ammunition, and 2 motorbikes belonging to the Taliban were also confiscated.

The statement added, Afghan national army discovered and defused three anti-vehicle mines placed by the Taliban for destructive purposes in Chora and Dehrawood districts of Uruzgan province, and in the Mizan district of Zabul province.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.


  • The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcome to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to [email protected]