More than 60 Taliban militants were killed during separate operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in the past 24 hours in various provinces of the country.

According to the informed military sources, at least 29 Taliban militants were killed, one of their commanders was wounded, and vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device was destroyed during the operations of Special Force and airstrikes which were conducted in Baraki Barak and Charkh districts of Logar and Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

The sources further added that similar operations and airstrike were carried out in Nowzad and Musa Qal’ah districts of Helmand, and Tarink city of Uruzgan province laving 12 militants dead and destroying one Taliban radio tower and an Improvised Explosive Device.

“The Afghan Special Forces also conducted a search operation of a suspected weapons cache in Ahmadabad district of Paktika province and discovered 1 magnetic mine and 16 mine controllers. The bomb making material was removed from the site and destroyed to prevent it from being used in the surrounding village and wounding non-combatants,” the sources said, adding that Afghan Special Forces conducted a separate operation along the highway in Samangan killing 4 Taliban fighters and wounding 3 others.


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