KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The Ministry of Defense said Monday that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have “defeated” the Taliban in several districts of Kandahar province in south Afghanistan, killing more than 100 militants during the battle.
“Taliban have been defeated in Panjwae, Zherai and Maiwand districts of Kandahar province,” said the MoD in a tweet.
According to authorities, more than 100 Taliban militants, including “deputy shadow governor of Taliban for Kandahar,” have been killed.
“Tens of others [Taliban] were wounded in these districts,” the tweet added.
The Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.
After the battle, security forces were dispatched at different locations to clear areas of possible mines and explosive devices placed by the Taliban.
“ANDSA are now clearing the public roads from the IEDs which were placed by Taliban,” said MoD in a statement. “Unfortunately, some gardens of the residents of these districts were damaged as a result of Taliban’s violence.”