The Afghan security forces killed 37 Taliban militants including the deputy commander of the Red Unit of Taliban in Paktika and Paktiya provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the operations in Zurmat district of Paktiya and Mata Khan district of Paktika provinces.

The statement further added that the security forces also arrested 3 Taliban militants during the same operations.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the security forces confiscated 3 Chinese-made Ak-47s, a PKM machine gun, 9 ammunition magazines, a radio set, 5 motorcycles and some other military kits.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the security forces also killed the deputy Red Unit Commander of Taliban during the same operations.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.