The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties during the ongoing operations in Greshk and Nad-e-Ali districts of Helmand province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said at least seven militants were killed during the operations in Dagian and Syedan areas of Greshk district.

The statement further added that three militants also sustained injuries and the Afghan forces have made progress in clearing up to five kilometers of the area from the presence of the militants.

The Afghan forces have also confiscated a RPG rocket launcher, 2 Ak-47 rifles, 2 radio sets, 7 kilograms of opium, and some munitions.

The governor’s office also added that five militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted in Nad-e-Ali district as part of the ongoing clearance operations.

The Afghan forces also confiscated a motorcycle and some munitions during the operations, the provincial government said, adding that the Afghan forces also defused 38 improvised explosives in Sangin, Nad-e-Ali, and Greshk districts.

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