_58468249_jex_1319037_de27-1Afghan defense ministry officials on Friday said around 200 militants mostly foreigners were killed during the operations in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan.

Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said that the main operations in Azra district have ended, and Afghan national army is currently conducting search operation.

Gen. Azimi further added, around 20 militants were also detained during the operations in Logar province.

He said, 11 Afghan national army soldiers were also killed during the operations, due to improvised explosive device (IED) explosions.

According to Gen. Zahir Azimi, the operation (Simurgh) conducted in eastern Logar and Nangarhar provinces of Afghanistan, was one of the major independent military operation conducted by Afghan security forces.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.