At least 19 militants including 7 Pakistani nationals were killed during the operations of the Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in eastern Nangarhar province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the NDS Special Forces conducted raids on military compounds of the Taliban in Beli area of Momand Dara, leaving 5 Taliban commanders dead.

The statement further added that a total of 19 militants were killed including 7 Pakistani nationals and at least 8 others have been arrested.

The Taliban leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Irshad also famous as Haji, Shamali, Qari Janat famous as Qari Omar, Saqib and Afridi, the statement added.

According to the governor’s office, the militants were looking to carry out coordinated attacks in Momand Dara and Bati Kot.

The Afghan forces have also confiscated and destroyed 5 PKM machine guns, 4 rocket launchers, 9 Ak-47 rifles, 8 communication sets, 20 rockets, 9 landmines, 100 meters of power line, ammunition of PKM machine gun and several other types of the explosives, the governor’s office added.

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


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