The Ministry of Defense has announced Tuesday, that 31 Taliban insurgents have been killed in Kandahar as a result of reciprocal attacks by the Afghan defense and security forces.

The ministry said in a statement that the Taliban had planned to attack National Defense and Security Forces checkpoints in Zherai and Arghandab of Kandahar province on Monday.

According to the national defense and security forces, the militants were targeted in regards to the active context of defense.

At least 31 Taliban were killed and 18 others were wounded during the clashes, some of the group’s weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.

The Taliban have not yet commented.

In a separate operation, MoD tweeted, that ANDSF wrecked Two of the Taliban tunnels, excavated to attack and seek refugee during the battle.

Afghan National Army discovered and demolished these tunnels in the Mizan district of Zabul province on Monday.

During the operation, a Taliban militant was also killed and another was injured during the encounter.

This comes as the engineering teams of ANP conducted a point-to-point search operation in Kabul, Maidan Wardak, and Nangarhar.

The Police engineering team managed to discover & defuse seven IEDs in Kabul, Maidan Wardak & Nangarhar provinces.

Many innocent civilian lives were saved, as ANP defused the planted bombs.  


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.