Afghan forces counter-terror operationsAt least 43 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

Interior ministry following a statement said Saturday that the militants were killed or injured in Kandahar, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Paktika and Maidan Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.

The statement further added that two Taliban militant were also arrested during the operations.

The statement by interior ministry also added that the operations still continue in different parts of the country, including Deh Yak district of Ghazni province.

The Afghan national security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations across the country as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent weeks.

MoI also added that various villages have been cleared from the militants in Sangin and Marjah districts of Helmand province as clearing operations still continue in different parts of the two districts.

The Taliban militants have carried out numerous attacks across the country including capital Kabul during the recent days as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant across the country.


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