The Ministry of Defense in a press release on Wednesday reported that 34 Taliban fighters were killed in Arghandab, Panjwai, Zherai, and Spin Boldak districts of Kandahar province.

According to MoD as part of the clearance operation, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces backed by Airforce targeted Taliban militants in Panjwai, Zherai, and Spin Boldak districts of the province.

The bulletin added, that 34 Taliban fighters were killed and further nine members of the group were injured during the operation.

Two Taliban strongholds,  8 motorbikes, a large number of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed in the operation.

Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.

In a separate security incident, two policemen were killed between the Kabul and Maidan Wardak route.

According to Kabul police, the incident happened when a police Ranger-vehicle was heading towards Maidan Shahr, the vehicle was ambushed by the Taliban in the Shah Qadam area of Paghman district in which two policemen were killed.

Taliban so far has not commented on the incident.


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