The Ministry of Defense stated Saturday, that at least 18 Taliban fighters were killed and nine others were wounded in an Afghan national defense and security forces’ operation.

MoD in a released statement said, that18 Taliban insurgents were killed and nine others were wounded in an operation carried out by ANDSF in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province.

According to the statement, the Taliban planted 20 mines on the roads to target civilians and soldiers which the engineering team of the ANDSF later discovered and defused.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense tweeted that 14 Taliban were killed and further 2 others were injured in Trinkot district of Uruzgan province on Friday.

According to the defense officials, some amount of Taliban weapons and ammunition were also seized and destroyed during the operation.

In another incident at least 16 Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Air Force targeted their stronghold in the Nawa district of Helmand province.

The air raid was conducted on Friday, according to the reports.

MoD Tweeted, the total numbers of Taliban killed in 24 hours.


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