Taliban leaders killed in HelmandAt least 20 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national security forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, a senior Taliban commander recognized as Shahwali and Taliban’s shadow governor for Sangin district were among 20 militants killed during the operations.

Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak, said the militants were killed during the operations in Sangin district, which were launched during the recent days.

Zwak further added that Afghan security forces also confiscated various types of weapons during the operations.

He said Afghan security forces are currently engaged in improised explosive device (IED) clearing operations in Sangin district.

Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts.

Taliban militants launched a major offensive in this province earlier last month which resulted in heavy clashes that left numerous Taliban militants and Afghan security forces dead.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.