The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security, the Intelligence Department of Afghanistan, conducted an operation against the drugs stockpile of Taliban in southern Helmand province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the operation was conducted jointly and in coordination with the Special Unit of the Counter-narcotics forces in the vicinity of Nowzad district of Helmand province.

The statement further added that the security forces discovered 550 kilograms of narcotics, 30 military uniforms, 2 military steel helmets, and three telephones.

At least three hideouts of the militants were also destroyed during the same operation, the National Directorate of Security added in its statement.

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