More than 40 Taliban militants were killed or wounded during the operations of Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in various provinces of the country over the past 24 hours.

According to informed military sources, Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz province and destroyed 2 IEDs. The Special Forces killed 7 Taliban militants in a similar raid in Khugyani district of Nangarhar while an airstrike a barricaded shooter in Khugyani district resulted into the killing of a barricaded shooter.

The sources further added that Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Ab Band district of Ghazni province killing 4 Taliban fighters and seizing 32 ANA uniforms, 13 pressure plate IEDs and an assortment of weapons and ammunition.

In the meantime, 2 Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Khoshi district of Khost and 14 Taliban militants were killed, another militant was wounded during the Special Forces operation in Nad Ali district of Helmand. Over 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and numerous IED components were also destroyed during the same operation.

At least 16 Taliban militants during separate airstrikes in Tarinkot city of Uruzgan and Kajai district of Helmand province, the sources said, adding that a separate air strike in Sangin district of Helmand destroyed a structure being used as a Taliban operations center.

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

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