The Afghan forces killed more than 100 Taliban militants during a 16-day operation which ended on Saturday night in South-eastern Ghazni province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the joint operation, Thunder3 (2), was conducted in the outskirts of Ghazni city and Andar district.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces conducted the operation to clear the Highway#2 from Taliban militants.

The security forces cleared several villages including Nawbabad, Arzoo Khord, Arzoo Kalan, Shaliz and Kala Ghach in the outskirts of Ghazni city as well as the villages of Alam Qala, Shah Khook, Nazar Khan and Camp Sani in Andar district.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the security forces killed more than 100 Taliban militants and wounded more than 30 others during the operation.

The security forces esablished five bases along the highway to ensure the security of the route which links Ghazni with Paktiya and Paktika provinces, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the security forces also discovered and defused 85 landmines during the operation.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.

Meanwhile, the 203rd Thunder Corps said two security personnel also lost their lives during the operation and five others sustained injuries.


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